3 reviews Henry M. Jackson Wilderness #11 hike out of 58 in
6 hrs 16 min
This is a moderate out and back trail to Goat Lake in Henry M. Jackson Wilderness.
This trail goes by Mackintosh Falls.
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Great day for a hike! The key here is to get to the trailhead as early as possible. We arrived at 7:30 AM, and already the parking was starting to fill up. Trail was well used, and easy to follow. We took the upper trail up to the lake ... that trail, while longer was in great condition and an easy grade all the way to to the junction with the lower trail. After that, a few roots and what have you, pretty standard for the PNW. Lake was amazing and well worth the effort. We took the lower trail down. It was ok, supposed to be scenic, et al, but we found it average. Plus lots of roots and rocks, and mud. It’s easy enough to navigate, but if you need to move quickly and efficiently ... the upper trail is for you. Plenty of room for social distancing. Most people wore mask, and trail etiquette, was certainly higher than in our neighborhood, so that’s good. Anyway it’s a classic PNW hike ... just get there as early as you can. Enjoy!!★ ★ ★ ★