5 miles
2,936 ft
-630 ft
4,701 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Goat Creek Trail

Goat Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Saint Helens
    Cougar, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

Goat Creek is an amazingly beautiful 10 mi out and back on the border of Mt St Helens National Monument. The trail climbs up a steep valley through old growth forest passing many waterfalls. The trail eventually ends at a junction with Goat Mt trail, from here it is highly recommended to continue up to Vanson peak for amazing views of Mt. Rainier and the upper Cowlitz valley. The descent is fast and flowy with some of the best dirt you could imagine.

Access Info

Turn South off of US12 toward Glenoma and Taidnapam park. Follow the signs for the Taidnapam park. Continue South through the park and cross a bridge over Riffe Lake. There is a T after the bridge turn right, Continue on this road until you see the signs for Goat Creek Trail on FR2750. Continue until FR2750 ends, this is the trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Goat Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,305 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,396 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,701 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    878 ft
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on Sep 20, 2017
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to goat-creek-95240 trailhead (46.430788, -122.152433)
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Goat Creek Trail Reports

Sep 20, 2017 @ 9:28pm
Sep 20, 2017
Just a couple blowdowns on the way up to Vanson as of early august
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:17am
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Goat Creek, Packwood
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:17am
Aug 11, 2017
Goat Creek, Packwood
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:17am
Aug 11, 2017
Goat Creek, Packwood
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:17am
Aug 11, 2017
Goat Creek, Packwood

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