Cowlitz County High Point Trip Report

Goat Mountain (4,965 ft)

Date: July 16, 1994
Author: John Roper

USGS Goat Mountain. DeLorme: p33/C6. S22-T8N-R4E.

A rocky-wooded hump 6 miles SW of Mount Saint Helens. From Cougar, drive up FS Road 81 past Merrill Lake, to Goat Marsh Lakes trailhead. From the west lake scramble SW to a saddle SE of the summit, then up the ridge (class 4 bush-rock on the crest, or somewhat easier bush-rock just right of the crest) to the south ridge. There is a 4960-foot contour N of 4965. Better do it too. This peak is a little harder than it looks. The approach from the west might be easier.