Goat Mountain #217 Details
Riding areaMt. Saint Helens
Voted DifficultyBlue (1 vote)
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
SeasonSummer - Fall
This 8.6 mile long trail begins on Road 2612 near Ryan Lake and immediately climbs steeply for the first 2 miles (1500 foot elevation gain) to the long ridge of Goat Mountain and then heads west along its southern flank offering views of Mount St. Helens and Mt. Margaret Backcountry.
The trail follows the ridge then descends to Deadmans Lake, near the junction with Tumwater Trail #218 at mile 5. It climbs again to the junction with Vanson Peak Trail #217A at mile 7. Just beyond this junction is the junction for Vanson Lake Trail #217B, a short spur (0.25 mile) south into the Vanson Lake basin, and the junction with Vanson Ridge Trail #213A which runs south to tie in with the Green River Trail #213.
Goat Mountain Trail #217 continues and ends on Weyerhaeuser Road 2600.
Reports in 2017 indicate that trail is very maintained. Beware of bushwacking and trees to climb over!
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Goat Mountain #217 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-807 ft
Altitude min3,262 ft
Altitude start4,069 ft
Altitude end3,262 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat494 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Goat Mountain #217 Trail Reports
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:08amSep 4, 2017
|Did the clockwise loop from Goat Mtn TH, Green River Trail to Vanson Ridge up, then back along ridge on #217. 80% of these trails haven't been...|
Jul 7, 2017 @ 9:45amJul 7, 2017
|reporter 06/30/2017: Unreachable due to Forest Roads 99 gated closed due to snow and Forest Road 26 is washed out.|
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