Well-known as one of the most prominent landmarks in the Methow Valley, Goat Peak was regularly staffed until 2015 and occasionally in times of emergency afterward. It was wrapped for its safety in 2017 & 2021, with the fires those seasons getting a little too close for comfort!
A great hike in spring, summer, or fall, this 3.5-mile trip is worth the dazzling scenery and incredible views from the top! The first half mile starts off relatively easy, with the elevation gains over a series of switchbacks in the next 3 miles.
Directions: From Mazama, drive east on Goat Creek Road 1.8 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 52. Continue for 2.8 miles, turning left onto Forest Road 5225. In 5.6 miles, turn right onto Forest Road spur 200 and continue 3 miles to the trailhead.