9 miles
Distance
2,739 ft
Climb
-3,546 ft
Descent
5,064 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Goat Mountain #217 Trail

Goat Mountain #217 Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Saint Helens
    Cougar, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer - Fall
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6526

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.

Disclaimer

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 min
    3,262 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,069 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,262 ft
  • Grade
    -1.718%
  • Grade max
    -55.393%
  • Grade min
    49.041%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    494 ft
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Status:
on Jul 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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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-mountain-217 trailhead (46.414946, -122.166617)
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Goat Mountain #217 Trail Reports

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Jul 23, 2018 @ 6:36am
Jul 23, 2018
Trail has been recently cleared of all blow-down and brushed. Note TH at Green River Horse Camp cannot be accessed via FR 26 heading south due to...
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:08am
Sep 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 @ 9:45am
Jul 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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Goat Mountain #217, Packwood
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:14am
Aug 11, 2017
Goat Mountain #217, Packwood

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Jensiman (Jul 8, 2018 at 11:56)
 There was a avalanche/ landslide on the NF25 to the parking lot of Goat Mountain Trail. Crossing isn't possible at the moment.
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