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Iron Goat Trail

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Length


8.4 Miles 13.5 Kilometers


1,125' 343 m

Ascent

-165' -50 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

3,134' 955 m

High

2,149' 655 m

Low

Shared By Justin S.

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The Iron Goat Trail is an 8-mile trail that runs along the old Great Northern Railway.

Justin S.

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

It is dangerous to enter the tunnels or climb on old structures.

Description

The beginning part of this loop contains almost three miles of ADA accessible trail, and it is both fascinating and beautiful. It is a wide trail with wooden bridges across small creeks making the journey easy on wheelchairs. Waterfalls spew over the old structures and there are several old tunnels with trails going up to the opening and collapsed timbers that once were protection from the snow. Many of the tunnels and snow bridges were built after the Wellington Avalanche Disaster to better protect the trains from snow.

There are more than tunnels and timber to tell the rail story (do not enter tunnels due to unsafe conditions). Signs along the way also tell of the people that built the railway. In a little over three miles, reach the paved turn off to the right and the start of the alternative trailhead by the red caboose.

Flora & Fauna

A variety of trees and brush along the path.

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Jul 7, 2018
Christy C
Jun 10, 2017
Angela Carter
Oct 2, 2016
Joe Mirabella
Lovely fall hike. Saw some wildlife include a giant slug and a little snake. 5mi — 4h 00m
Jun 8, 2016
Emily S
6mi
Jun 5, 2016
Jo Ann Coker
Skye Hanson 6mi

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Its GREAT!!!!!!! May 3, 2018

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