Goat Mountain (Mount Baker)

A scramble or snowshoe to the the west and/or east peaks of Goat Mountain northeast of Mount Baker. It's roughly 10 miles and 4,400 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

Drive east on US 542 (Mount Baker Highway) turn onto First Road 32 (Hannegan Pass Road) and travel 2.5 miles to the trailhead.

approach & ascent

Hike the Goat Mountain Trail to 5,600 ft.

West Peak (6,820 ft)

Continue north on the trail towards the West Peak. Depending on the time of year and snow.

  1. Follow the ridge and traverse to saddle ridge on east side of the knoll (false summit) at 6,600 ft. Then wrap around West Peak to Northeast ridge and follow it up to summit.
  2. Follow ridge to base of the knoll (false summit) at 6,600 ft. Then descend onto the west side and follow snow to notch between the false summit and summit. Find boot path up the short southwest ridge to summit.

East Peak (6,480 ft)

  1. At 5,600 ft on the trail, head northeast to toward Goat Mountain's East Peak.
  2. From the West Peak, traverse below West Peak on south side to gain the ridge heading for the East Peak.


  • Ice axes are handy on steep blueberry and heather when the snow has melted.
  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 4
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,400 ft
  • 6,725 ft
  • USGS Mt Larrabee
  • USGS Mt Sefrit
  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - Goat Mountain (Mount Baker)

Scrambling Trip
Gorgeous, strenuous scramble near Mt Baker.
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 4
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
10 participants
Registration opens Apr 29
Seattle Branch
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