Glacier Lake (Goat Rocks)

A round trip hike of 5 miles and 1,435 feet elevation gain, along a babbling creek and through a mossy forest, to a large alpine lake with a couple of nice campsites in the beautiful Goat Rocks Wilderness.

driving directions

Drive west three miles from Packwood on SR 12, then south five miles on Forest Road 21, parking at its junction with Forest Road 2110, which has been closed to cars by a washout.  

on the trail

The first half mile of the hiking route is on Road 2110.  It then becomes a trail, dropping down to Glacier Creek, which it follows through a rain forest to Glacier Lake, 2.5 miles from the road junction.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,435 ft
  • 2,970 ft
  • Green Trails Packwood No. 302
  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S
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