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Getting to Goat Rock is an enjoyable jaunt, and the views that the vantage point provides are stunning. While you're not as high up as you are from the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, the more rugged ascent allows visitors to feel that they've really gotten into the wilderness. The trails in the vicinity are all well maintained, which is part of what makes the overlook so enjoyable.

You'll pass under a lush canopy as you work your way past a series of beautiful novaculite outcrops. As you begin the final ascent to the viewpoint, you'll be able to see the outcrop up close, and the leafy, green canopy will begin to shrink around you. A series of stone steps take you 240 feet to the summit where you'll get your first glimpse of the spectacular views of Indian Mountain.

Take a few moments to take in the sweeping, 360-degree views, as they're quite unique. The forest recedes beneath you, the town of Hot Springs looks tiny, and you'll enjoy the change in perspective!

Short Hike: A short hike up the Goat Rock Trail will lead to the overlook.

Family Friendly: Kids will love looking out above the rest of the world!

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Jan 21, 2019
Ben Hamm
Jul 31, 2018
Geoff Long
From Mountain Tower to Goat Rock Lookout and back (~2.5 miles)
Apr 19, 2018
Greer Vogl
Apr 11, 2018
Iain McGhie
Jul 5, 2017
Krzysztof Bytomski
May 7, 2017
Ryan Bitely
Beautiful day for a hike on the HSNP trails (and a little Pokemon Go!!)
Jan 2, 2017
Bethanee Burden
Beautiful foggy views
Oct 20, 2016
Akhil Bhat

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