Hike - Iron Goat

  • June 20, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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Let's hike the Iron Goat trail on Friday, June 20th! It is full of history and has wildflowers too. "The trail follows part of the Great Northern Railway which reached Seattle in 1893. The trail takes its name from the railroad's logo, a mountain goat. The loop follows along the original railway for 4 miles, and also uses two connecting trails that were built by VOW. On the trail you will find several tunnels and trestles. Many of them have collapsed and are now unsafe so the trail builders bypassed the tunnels and built new bridges. There is much scenery to take in here, including Deception Creek valley and the area of Stevens Pass."

**** Northwest Forest Pass is Required ****

It will take about 2 hours to drive there and we will be car-pooling

Round-trip = 6.3 miles

Elevation gain = 700 feet

Dogs allowed on a leash

Car-pooling: Meet at 8:00 am at the Chuckanut Drive Park-n-Ride (next to Burlington High School).

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  • Samantha

    Melody, will you be carpooling tomorrow?

    June 19, 2014

  • Valerie S.

    I wish I could go on this one. Going to be out of town. Thanks Samantha for putting all these wonderful hikes up, so we can enjoy them.

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Ria

    I've done a lot of backpacking and hiking out in that area; but not this one. If the timing is right; I'd love to go!

    May 26, 2014

    • Samantha

      Any suggestions? I would like to plan it on a weekend.

      May 26, 2014

  • Dennis B.

    I just did this hike with another group and highly recommend it! Not hard going between the upper parking lot and lower, but there's a little climb up from there to the upper grade and then a lot of switchbacks at the very end back down to the upper lot. Very scenic and lot's of photo opportunities and historic reference points along the way.

    1 · May 26, 2014

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