Goat Rocks Wilderness


Named after the goats that inhabit the area, the rocky terrain of the Goat Rocks Wilderness is actually part of an ancient volcano, eroded over time. Today this area offers hiking, wildlife watching, camping, and rock climbing for the outdoor enthusiast. Access this area on Johnson Creek Road (FS 21) near Packwood. The Goat Rocks Wilderness is a portion of the volcanic Cascade Mountain Range in southwestern Washington located between Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. The Goat Rocks are remnants of a large volcano, extinct for some two million years. Glaciation and erosion have worn away at the terrain here, leaving moderate summits on both sides of the crest of the Cascades. The elevation in the Goat Rocks ranges from 3,000 feet to 8,201 feet at Gilbert Peak. Much of the 120-mile trail system stays on the ridges at or above timberline. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) wanders north-south through the middle of the Wilderness for 31.1 miles, past 7,930-foot Old Snowy Mountain, where glaciers persist. Approximately 14 other trails climb to eventually join the PCT.


10024 US Hwy 12
PO Box 670, Randle
Morton, WA 98377


46.58516600, -121.59462300
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(360) 497-1100

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