Goat Mountain (Cle Elum)

A long, 10-mile one-way trail approach leads to a challenging 5,400-foot scramble of this prominent summit which rises steeply above the Cle Elum River.

approach & ascent

From the end of the Cle Elum River Road (Forest Road 4330) hike the trail that leads to Squaw Lake but turn left at the junction and take the Trail Creek Trail (No. 1322) to another junction, turning left on the Lake Michael Trail.  The total mileage to Lake Michael and good camping is about 9 miles.  The scramble route to Goat  Mountain involves considerable talus and careful routefinding around cliffy terrain.

  • Suitable Activities: Scrambling
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
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  • Difficulty: Strenuous 4, Technical 4
  • Length: 21.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft
  • 6,600 ft
  • Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • USGS The Cradle
  • Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
  • USGS Davis Peak
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