CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin

The plan is to hike up the Goat Lake trail, stop by Hawkeye and then head down to Goat Lake before returning via Snowgrass Flats. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Strenuous, Strenuous 3, Technical 3
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,470 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,395 ft
  • Pace: 2-3 mph

Preston Park and Ride 7am.

This is an amazing hike up to a 360 view of the surrounding mountains.  We get to see Goat Lake from above before heading down for a closer experience of the frigid glacial water.  From there we will head further along the trail through Snowgrass Flats before continuing our loop back to the cars.

Route/Place

Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin



  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S

    Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    Green Trails Packwood No. 302

    USGS Hamilton Buttes

    USGS Walupt Lake

    USGS Packwood Lake

    USGS Old Snowy Mountain
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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