Iron Goat Trail #1074

Walk down sections of reclaimed railroad grade and visit some historic locations along this hike along the Iron Goat Trail.
Total Distance: 6.3 miles
Total Ascent: 700ft
Highest Point: 2800ft
Difficulty: Moderate
Our Hiking Time: 4h 15m
Required Permit: Northwest Forest Pass
To get there, take US 2 out just past milepost 58 and look for the Iron Goat Interpretative Site on the left. View Google Directions >>
With nine miles of trail and three different trailheads, the Iron Goat Trail has more than enough to explore. The trail between Martin Creek Trailhead and Scenic Trailhead is ADA accessible and stroller friendly in the summer months, and is an easy snowshoe in the winter. If you want a little extra, take a cutoff trail up to the Embro workcamp or out to Windy Point. The trail doesn’t have the remoteness and hushed silence that some of us associate with snowshoeing, but it is perfect for a last minute destination or a first-time snowshoe.

There's a lot more to the Iron Goat Trail, and you can learn all about it in our book, Hiking Through History Washington. You'll find a trail map, route descriptions, history, and more for this and many more hikes throughout the State. Help support and the work we do by picking up a copy!
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