Iron Goat Trail

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Stewardship - Iron Goat Trail

Located in the Stevens Pass Historic District, the Iron Goat trail is a fully interpreted trail nearly 10 miles in length built on abandoned railroad grade. This portion of the Great Northern Railway was abandoned in 1929 and trail construction and maintenance has been ongoing for over 20 years. Currently, in addition to maintenance of the Iron Goat Trail, new hiker-only trail is being constructed into the new Wild Sky Wilderness to link the Martin Creek Trailhead with the Kelley Creek Trail. Join us in the beautiful Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for trail work ranging from easy to strenuous, depending on your ability and preference. At the end of the work day there will be a complimentary trailhead barbecue. Plan to stay and relax after a satisfying day on the trail.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate

We will meet at the Martin Creek trailhead at 8:45 AM. Exit off Highway 2 at Milepost 55 and turn onto FS road 6710. Go 1.5 mile to the trailhead. Don't be confused and miss the turn-off. You will end up at a different trailhead (Scenic, with the caboose) and you will have to backtrack on the old Cascade Highway to find FS road 6710.

Suggested Carpooling Site (by 7 AM):

From Seattle: Follow Lake City Way until it becomes Bothell Way. On Bothell Way stay to the right and veer right onto Woodinville Drive. The next light is Kaysner Way. Take a left then an immediate left into the Park & Ride.
From the East Side: Just west of the intersection of I-405 and SR 522 on Bothell Way, at the light, Kaysner Way angles to the right. The entrance to the Park and Ride will be on the left.
Attn Carpoolers: Due to rising prices riders are now asked to contribute $8-$10 for gas to their driver. On Wednesdays meet in the westernmost part of the lot, and towards the easternmost part of the lot on Saturdays.

 Thanks! We'll look forward to seeing you on the trail.

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What to bring: Long sleeved shirt, long pants, work gloves, rain gear, sturdy boots, lunch, and plenty of water.  Please remember: wearing long pants is not only common sense, it's required for trail work.  Also, it's a good idea to bring sunscreen and bug repellent. Tools and helmets are provided.

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