3 miles
501 ft
-1,535 ft
Avg time
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Goat Mountain Details

  • Riding Area
    Yosemite South Gate
    Bass Lake, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Goat Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,034 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,465 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,538 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,499 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,465 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,079 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    565 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 22, 2018
Avg: 4.25 (4 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-mountain trailhead (37.286310, -119.562840)
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Goat Mountain Trail Reports

Oct 22, 2018 @ 7:51am
Oct 22, 2018
Great potential, but 30-40 downed trees across trail. Needs a couple chainsaws and a dedicated crew.
Sep 9, 2018 @ 10:30am
Sep 9, 2018
Lots of gnats. Bring some bugspray. Four downed trees in the trail.
May 24, 2017 @ 9:09pm
May 24, 2017
All systems go. Cleaned up a few of the good sized sticks that were dangerous.
May 8, 2017 @ 9:13pm
May 8, 2017
Goat is epic right now!
May 17, 2015 @ 6:56pm
May 17, 2015
Due to the recent rain, most of the trail is now hero dirt. Only one puddle to speak of.
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Aug 20, 2017 @ 12:12pm
Aug 20, 2017
Goat Mountain, My City
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May 17, 2015 @ 7:06pm
May 17, 2015
Goat Mountain, Oakhurst
200 |
May 17, 2015 @ 7:06pm
May 17, 2015
Goat Mountain, Oakhurst
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May 17, 2015 @ 7:06pm
May 17, 2015
Goat Mountain, Oakhurst

Routes with this trail

Goat Mtn. Loop
6 miles

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