2.8 miles
Distance
71 ft
Climb
-1,078 ft
Descent
00:24:34
Avg time
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Goat Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bass Lake
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Season
    March-Novermber
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #42796 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #68031 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Goat Mountain Trail is part of an 7 mile loop located at Bass Lake. The ride offers offers scenic views of Shuteye Peak at the top, and is a good challenge for all skill levels. The trail head is at the top/back of the Forks Campground, which is adjacent to the famous Forks Resort. The trail can be climbed (quite challenging) or ridden as the traditional loop which takes riders up to the Goat Mountain saddle. From the saddle, riders can go left and descend the trial, or continue right and venture all the way to the Goat Mountain Fire Lookout. There are 360 degree Sierra views from the top.

The upper section of the Goat Mountain Trail has a couple of fun, rocky, technical sections and eventually takes riders to a junction where you can go right down Spring Cove Trail or left down the "Ninja" section of Goat Mountain. Spring Cove is a fun, fast, descent with a few rocky switchbacks. The "Ninja" singletrack is a fast and flowy ribbon of singletrack that many compare to sections of Alpine Trail in Oakridge, OR.

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More Stats for Goat Mountain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,007 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,507 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,529 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,514 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,507 ft
  • Grade
    -6.9%
  • Grade max
    -40.1%
  • Grade min
    11.6%
  • Distance climb
    2,119 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    344 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:34
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:37
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on Jul 10, 2022
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Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)
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      Goat Mountain Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2022 @ 5:02pm
      Jul 10, 2022
      New tree down about 2/3 down the descent. All clear otherwise.
      May 30, 2022 @ 4:22pm
      May 30, 2022
      There are substantial stretches of poison oak now encroaching the Goat Mountain singletrack below the junction with Spring Cove Trail.
      May 9, 2022 @ 5:35pm
      May 9, 2022
      Large branch across trail. It’s around a corner after fast and flowy section, easy to not see
      Apr 15, 2022 @ 11:26am
      Apr 15, 2022
      Trail running good!
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 1:21pm
      Mar 3, 2022
      Trail running pretty good
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 483 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      TravisGgP1p9 (May 9, 2022 at 20:27)
      Awesome trail! Lots of fun! Great mix of flow, tech, and chunder. Would definitely recommend
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      cadekroek91 (Aug 7, 2020 at 10:47)
      Was a lot of fun but i did crash and tore my face up but it was my first time riding this trail and should’ve been more cautious. there is a really fun climb
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jackfunnell (Apr 20, 2020 at 10:26)
      Ride on Sunday 4/19/20. Trail was in great condition, not sloppy but dirt was in great condition after recent rains and cool weather. Highly recommend a bike bell for the descent as this trail tends to have a lot of hikers.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Scottyd17485 (May 18, 2019 at 16:33)
      Thanks to The South gate Trails dudes for going out and whacking down the poison oak, chopping up some trees that had fallen and maintaining the trail. It was a good rip today!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Cowboyup559 (Apr 2, 2019 at 11:00)
      Got out on Sunday (03/31/19). Perfect conditions and no trees down.
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      • + 0
      Cowboyup559 (Jan 13, 2019 at 19:05)
      Rode today 01/13/19. Not much mud but was a little slick. The worst part was the large amount of trees down all over the trail from one end to the other. I gave up counting after twenty. Some were huge and required traveling into the woods to get around. So you might want to hold off going for a few weeks at least.
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      MTB Goat Mountain at Bass Lake, CA
      10:40 | 951 | Jul 23, 2019 , Bass Lake
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