Goat Lake via Alpine Way Trail and Trail 640
3 reviews Sawtooth Wilderness Area #5 hike out of 78 in
1 hrs 57 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Goat Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness Area.
This trail goes by Iron Creek Trailhead.
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We are vacationing in the area. One of the local purveyors told us about this hike. The first three miles of the trail are normal dirt paths with moderate incline. The paths are easily followed although not marked. After that the level of effort increases as you climb up a steeper slope consisting mostly of scree for maybe a quarter of a mile. The final section involves climbing over talus where the ascent is minimal but the effort still significant. Goat Lake is beautiful, probably in the top 5 pristine and scenic mountain lakes I’ve ever seen. The final section of scree and talus can require some detective work to figure out and Gaiagps was very helpful in that regard. Providing you don’t mind the investigative work I think you’ll be very happy you made the effort.★ ★ ★ ★ ★