Goat Falls

This 3-mile route with only 500 feet of elevation gain makes for a pleasant introduction to snowshoeing or a mild winter hike near ther Crystal Mountain Ski Area and Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy the waterfall!

getting there

From Enumclaw drive SR-410 for 32 miles towards the Crystal Mountain Ski Area and Mount Rainier National Park. Just after Milepost 56, turn left onto Corral Pass Road (Forest Road 7174). There is a power substation on the right. Park here, being sure not to block the gate or access to any of the nearby cabins (2,650 ft).

on the trail

Depending on the snow conditions, either walk or snowshoe Corral Pass Road, passing some old cabins. In ~0.5 mile,  right turn onto Forest Road 7176. Continue ~0.25 mile where the road ends at a small parking area between a few cabins.  This is the official trailhead. From here, stay on the right bank of the creek (don't take the footbridge) and pass a few more cabins. Continue up the valley through the trees. Reach another bridge and cross it to the left side of Goat Creek.  Continue up the valley as it steepens and narrows. There is a log crossing over a gully that may be difficult if covered in deep snow. Consider bypassing this crossing by descending to the creek and finding a suitable crossing. After one last bit of uphill beneath a ledge, reach Goat Falls.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • 3,200 ft
  • Mount Rainier Wonderland no. 269S

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