24 West Chewuch
Winthrop, WA 98862
- 2.5 miles
- Mid-July to October
The trail alternates between timber and open meadow as it ascends the north ridge of the peak. The last half-mile to the lookout is along an open ridge with good views of the rugged North Cascades peaks.
This is a steep but short trail to obtain the best views of the Methow Valley. At one time there were fire lookout towers on many of the peaks in this area. In recent years, aerial reconnaissance has slowly replaced these lonely outposts. Goat Peak is one of two lookouts still staffed on the Methow Valley Ranger District.
There is NO water along the trail; be sure to carry enough with you on your hike.