Turn right and follow the ridge one mile with fantastic views. You soon reach a bump on the ridge where you get a good view of the ocean to the south and Goat Peak to the north. Regardless, no system is perfect, and trails change over time. Just a few feet above the trail, the Cole Butte Benchmark is a highpoint for the area with a respectable prominence of 1,524 feet. At the 2 mile point is the junction with Big Goat Trail 1304.1, which heads south Trails; Goat's Peak; This trail information has been reality-checked for accuracy by the HikingAddiction staff! To continue onto Goat Lake, look to the south for an angled slab of granite rock covered with slick scree. RECOMMENDED ROUTE Arcadia Loop 0.8 mi 1.4 km • 25' Up 7.7 m Up • 25' Down 7.63 m Down. The trail climbs northeast from the ridgetop saddle up and around the mountainside, then stays close to the ridgetop as it winds north toward Goat Peak. The use trail follows the ridge, dropping to a saddle. The trail takes a ridge up and down to Goat Peak, with the lookout site at an elevation below the trailhead. After you finish this, you'll be on top of a ridge right next to Goat Peak, with the Lookout, Larches, and North Cascades in sight. Eastham…, MA. The Goat Peak Trail begins at Forest Road 4315 and ends at District Boundary Road in Section 26. The trail steeply ascends to the top of 6,473 ft. The trail climbs northeast from the ridgetop saddle up and around the mountainside, then stays close to the ridgetop as it winds north toward Goat Peak. Then, just below the summit, a spur trail cuts off the American Ridge Trail. Photo Credit: Christina McEvoy. RECOMMENDED ROUTE Around 5,500 feet the trail breaks out a bit into a meadow and at 4 miles you reach the American Ridge Trail. Please use the following information as a point of reference only, not as a guide. The views along the entire trail are beautiful. A moderate to strenuous hike of 11.0 miles round trip and an elevation gain of 3,400 ft 20 miles east of Chinook Pass near Bumping Lake. Dogs on leashes are allowed. Goat Peak Trail Intermediate. Goat Peak, the site of a former fire-lookout with 360 degree views, thru forest and wildflower lined hillsides with amazing views all along the way. Goat Peak Out-and-Back 0.9 mi 1.5 km • 277' Up 84.39 m Up • 277' Down 84.49 m Down. The concession is that you nearly summit Cole Butte along the way. Just under the 1 mile mark, the trail will turn into a steep grade that will take you up 800 feet of elevation over a mile. Trail Ratings 4.5 from 2 votes #11 in Wenatchee National Forest #7723 Overall. To get to Goat Peak, take a hard right and begin the first of several steep uphill climbs. This part of the trail is quite precarious, so use caution by shimmying up the slab and loose gravel. The main trail continues west to Temescal Gateway Park. This section is the only challenging part of the hike. Make sure to stop often for photos. Goat Peak Difficult. The Goat Peak Trail begins at Forest Road 4315 and ends at District Boundary Road in Section 26. Goat Peak Trail is displayed on the Easton USGS quad topo map. Day Hike - Goat Peak (Chinook Pass) Get your Goat on with this strenuous trip east of Chinook Pass. Info COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. Goat Peak Trail Route: The trail starts in forests and climbs steeply ascending tight switchbacks. Northam…, MA. Anyone who is interested in visiting Goat Peak Trail can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Goat Peak Trail are 47.2017822, -121.1820336 and the approximate elevation is 3,346 feet (1,020 meters) above sea level. Potential payoff for all the uphill climbing is views galore. At the 2 mile point is the junction with Big Goat Trail 1304.1, which heads south. Goat Peak is the site of a fire lookout on American Ridge – and like most fire lookouts in the Pacific Northwest, the Goat Peak lookout on American Ridge was dismantled in the 1960s though the views are still there and from high points along the trail.