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Goat Rock Trail

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Length

0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


Elevation

37' 11 m

Ascent

-254' -77 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

1,038' 316 m

High

820' 250 m

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A winding route leading to Goat Rock, an interesting formation that is worth the visit.

Kyle Schildgen

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Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers [Add/Remove]

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This meandering trail leads visitors to Goat Rock and the accompanying overlook. Starting from the Goat Rock Trailhead, this route is mostly a gentle descent. The route follows various switchbacks, and these give visitors a chance to look out over the views. There are a few novaculite water bars in place, so watch you step when you encounter one!

The route to the top of Goat Rock will eventually branch off to the west, as a series of stone steps leading to the lookout. Though a short side trip, the extra effort is well worth it, as views of open meadows and Indian Mountain are the reward.

Once you've had your fill at the overlook, continue on the descent until the trail reaches and end at the Gulpha Gorge Trail. From there, you can return the way that you came, or head west on the Gulpha Gorge Trail until you reach the road that leads back to the trailhead and your vehicle.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Dense forest and open meadows are both to be had on this trail.

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Land Manager: NPS - Hot Springs

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May 27, 2018
Brian Bowen
Apr 19, 2018
Greer Vogl
Mar 10, 2018
Jenn Killion
Dec 26, 2017
Devika Tijerina
Nov 20, 2017
Marissa Stuart
Mar 6, 2017
Ted Christensen
1.4mi
Aug 16, 2016
Brent Nelson
Jun 22, 2016
Jennifer Collins
A few switchbacks. This trail links up with two other trails or it's an out and back to goat rock.

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