Goat Lake, Idaho

March 09, 2018 3 Comments

If you are looking for a "wow factor", visit Goat Lake! It is tucked in the Sawtooth Mountains. The near vertical mountains give some of the most pristine views. Although the hike is on the tougher side, you will be rewarded with great fishing, amazing views, and an overall great experience.

Additional Info:

Activities Backpacking, day hikes, camping, fishing, & photography
Difficulty Medium/Hard
Distance 3.4 Miles from Iron Creek Trailhead
Restrooms Poop and bury! Bring biodegradable toilet paper.
Mosquitoes None
Fishing Great: Brook Trout (Powerbait eggs & rooster tails)

Location:

 

Tips:

  • Bring really good shoes! The hike isn't too long, but it is rugged and steap almost the whole way.
  • Watch out for snakes.
  • Stay on trail. If you are scrambling, turn around! It is really easy to lose the trail 2/3 of the way towards the lake (speaking from experience). 

Pictures:

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors

Goat Lake Idaho Sawtooth Mountains Backpacking Hiking Camping Outdoors Offline Outdoors



3 Responses

Kirk
Kirk

March 14, 2018

Great! Thanks for the advice!

Igor Bukhantsov
Igor Bukhantsov

March 10, 2018

Kirk, I also had a hard time finding the trail. In fact, my group got lost and went the long way, around towards Mini Goat Lake. Staying on the trail is vital on this hike. If you are at the waterfall, you are already going the wrong way. Use GPS apps to prevent this problem in the future.

Kirk
Kirk

March 10, 2018

Is this the one above the falls? We had a hard time staying with the trail and never found the trail to the lake.

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