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Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -254' -77 m
High: 1,038' 316 m
Low: 820' 250 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Kyle Schildgen

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

Kyle Schildgen

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

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

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

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Hot Springs

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May 11, 2019
David Hitchcock
Nice views, especially from the top of Goat Rock. 1mi
Apr 22, 2019
Catherine Kirby
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

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