Seattle MAC - Backpacking Trip - Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Backpacking Trip - Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin

Revised Itinerary due to fires in Washington Pass: Snowgrass Flats 3 day/2 night trip. Considered by some to be among the most scenic backpacking trips in Washington State, multiple options for day trips from base camp at either Snowgrass or Cispus Basin to Goat Lake/Hawkeye Point and/or Old Snowy Mountain.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 22.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 -2 mph
  • 5 (7 capacity)
  • FULL (1 capacity)
  • 2 (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

TBD. Anticipate early start from Seattle Sunday, 8/22.

Gaia GPS route to Snowgrass Flats with various daytrip options.

Day 1: Drive from Seattle. Snowgrass TH to Alpine Camp 4.3 mile/1675 elevation gain.

Day 2: Day trip to Goat Lake/Hawkeye Point (7.5 miles RT/1900 elevation gain). Or day trip along PCT to  Old Snowy Mountain or Cispus Pass.

Day 3: Hike out/return to Seattle. 

Prerequisites: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course/badge preferred. Attendance at at least 1 MAC hike throughout the year prior to backpack trip.

Students must have demonstrated fitness throughout other MAC activities and may be asked to answer certain questions to give the leader an idea of their fitness/ability/experience level.  Participants will be chosen at the trip leaders discretion and the above are minimum requirements which do not guarantee a space on the trip.


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.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please review following backpacking packing list:  Backpacking Packing List

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