Goat Mountain Details
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
Altitude change-1,034 ft
Altitude min3,465 ft
Altitude max4,538 ft
Altitude start4,499 ft
Altitude end3,465 ft
Distance climb4,079 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat565 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Goat Mountain Trail Reports
Sep 9, 2018 @ 10:30amSep 9, 2018
|Lots of gnats. Bring some bugspray. Four downed trees in the trail.|
May 24, 2017 @ 9:09pmMay 24, 2017
|All systems go. Cleaned up a few of the good sized sticks that were dangerous.|
May 8, 2017 @ 9:13pmMay 8, 2017
|Goat is epic right now!|
May 17, 2015 @ 6:56pmMay 17, 2015
|Due to the recent rain, most of the trail is now hero dirt. Only one puddle to speak of.|
Routes with this trail
|Goat Mtn. Loop||6 miles|
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