3 miles
Distance
501 ft
Climb
-1,535 ft
Descent
00:21:33
Avg time
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Goat Mountain Details

  • Riding Area
    Yosemite South Gate
    Bass Lake, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    March-Novermber
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #18432 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 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
    -52.531%
  • Grade min
    37.875%
  • Distance climb
    4,079 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    565 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:33
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Status:
on Jan 17, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Goat Mountain Trail Reports

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      Jan 17, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Jan 17, 2019
      30-40 trees down as a result of a wind storm.
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 3:07pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      Small patches of ice here and there as well as two trees down on the lower portion of the trail.
      Dec 20, 2018 @ 10:31am
      Dec 20, 2018
      Trail is all clear and in excellent shape. Rocks and roots are a tad slick. Otherwise, a ripper.
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 15 miles avg distance
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      Goat Mountain, My City
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      Goat Mountain, My City
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      Goat Mountain, My City
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      Aug 20, 2017 @ 12:12pm
      Aug 20, 2017
      Goat Mountain, My City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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