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Goat Island Mountain

Mount Rainier Area


Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River
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13.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 3700 ft.
Highest Point: 7288 ft.


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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

The route to the top of Goat Island Mountain is not on true trail but is more of a scramble. 

Hikers will walk through deep forest and shaded trail from the trailhead along Fryingpan Creek to the log crossing at Fryingpan Creek that heads up to Summerland. Then, continue along the upper reaches of Fryingpan Creek where at the head, the views of Little Tahoma and the flanks of Mount Rainier are unsurpassed.

The final stretch is a ridge scramble. 

From the top of Goat Island Mountain it's a four volcano view (Rainier, Adams, Hood, Glacier Peak). Walking the ridge back to the gap before dropping down to the creek you are walking towards the mountain.


Goat Island Mountain

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.8882, -121.6106 Open map in new window


Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

Mount Rainier National Park

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USGS White River Park

USGS Chinook Pass

USGS Mount Rainier East

USGS Sunrise

Getting There

From Enumclaw, take Highway 410 east to the White River Entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park. Veer right on Sunrise Park Road (White River Road) and stop and park at the first sharp bend in the road just across the bridge over Fryingpan Creek.

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National Park Pass

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