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6 edition of Iron Goat Trail found in the catalog.

Iron Goat Trail

Volunteers For Outdoor Washington And US

Iron Goat Trail

by Volunteers For Outdoor Washington And US

  • 310 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Mountaineers Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States - Pacific - Washington,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Walking,
  • Travel - United States,
  • Travel

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11336296M
    ISBN 100898863848
    ISBN 109780898863840
    OCLC/WorldCa30025210

    Sixty miles northeast of Seattle, the trail goes along the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade. Travel nine miles through a lovely forests of ferns, alders and evergreens from the Iron Goat Interpretive Site at Scenic to the Wellington townsite and trailhead. The trail is barrier-free from the interpretive site to Martin Creek and from . First trail of the day was the Iron Goat Trail from Wellington to the Windy Point Tunnel. This section was about 8 miles, round trip, with very little elevation gain/loss. Warning: Too Many Photos (yes, really, too many, I'm sure of it). Somewhere along the line a couple years ago, Marylou recommended the book The White Cascade by Gary Krist.

      The Iron Goat Trail near. Stevens Pass is not your ordinary hike. It’s an adventure into the past, where one can enjoy the beauty of nature, and learn about the history of the railway crossing over Stevens Pass. This trail system was made possible by Volunteers for Outdoor Washington (VOW). The Iron Goat Trail is located on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Highway 2 — Skykomish Area east to Stevens Pass. There are three trailheads that access the Iron Goat Trail. Check for current trail conditions at Scenic, Martin Creek, and Wellington on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest website or call the Skykomish.

    The Iron Goat Trail is one of rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Skykomish! The map below shows a parking area with convenient .   Getting to Goat Lake Trailhead. This hike starts at the Iron Creek Trailhead off of Iron Creek Road or FR Turn off of Hwy 21 and it’s an easy drive to the trail head. Gravel, but well maintained. Again, there is a decent size parking lot, but I would not bring anything larger than a van to park there. Don’t forget your free permit!


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Iron Goat Trail (#) Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District. See weather forecast. Guidebooks & Maps. Day Hiking: Central Cascades (Romano -- Mountaineers Books) Buy the Green Trails Alpine Lakes West-Stevens Pass No.

S map. Getting There. Take Highway 2 toward Stevens Pass, to milepost Turn left onto the Old /5(32). After five years of Iron Goat Trail book work, and six years of trail building by VOW, the USFS, and hundreds of volunteers, the Iron Goat Trail, 5/5(1).

As recommended, I read Gary Krist’s book “The White Cascade”, before doing the hike. The history of the disaster is a somber topic, but this book provides a well-researched history of the worst avalanche in U.S.

history. There are many interpretive boards along the Iron Goat trail. Started at the Interpretive Site,and took the low trail, hiked the connector up to the upper trail, and went all the way to Windy Point Lookout. Returned to the parking lot via the switchback. I would recommend this route for most folks/5(19).

The Iron Goat Trail is off Highway 2 near Stevens Pass. You have to drive 5 minutes off Highway 2 to get to the parking lot. From that parking lot the trail follows the old path of the railroad tracks.

It is an easy hike but absolutely fascinating as a piece of history. For /5(19). Metals, cables, as well as the site of the accident can be seen along the Iron Goat Trail, a roughly mile-trail northeast of Seattle, stretching.

The Iron Goat Trail is a excellent hike. Especially after reading the history of the trail. The IGT is the abandon roadbed of the Great Northern Railway and was built in The line was abandon when the present Cascade Tunnel opened in /5(5). Iron Goat Trail An easy hike that follows part of the Great Northern Railway.

Three miles of the trail are ADA accessible and give a great history lesson about the area and the Great Northern Railway. The Iron Goat Pub & Grill has operated as a local business in Canmore since We specialize in the offering of the finest Canadian cuisine.

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IRON GOAT TRAIL: Site of the Great Wellington Train Disaster The Iron Goat Trail near Washington State’s Stevens Pass explores the tragic history of the Wellington Avalanche, which claimed 96 lives when a gigantic avalanche hit two trains.

The young women helped him back to his Jeep and Tim has never gone back to Iron Goat Trail. Nearly people died when an avalanche hit Wellington, WA in (img: ) During February ofblizzards covered Wellington, Washington with a heavy, wet snow.

Wellington (later known as Tye) was a small unincorporated community and railroad community in the northwest United States, on the Great Northern Railway in northeastern King County, Washington.

Founded init was located in the Cascade Range at the west portal of the original Cascade Tunnel under Stevens was the site of the Wellington avalanche.

The old grade is now the Iron Goat Trail, a hiking trail through the forest and past various examples of railroad archeology. The name Iron Goat was taken from the Great Northern Railway corporate symbol -- a mountain goat standing on a rock. Twin Tunnels- Iron Goat Trail- Washington The Land of LandonLand.

Loading Unsubscribe from The Land of LandonLand. Cancel Unsubscribe. Working Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe K. Loading. You’ve Never Experienced Anything Like This Epic Abandoned Railroad Hike In Washington.

We have a lot of great hiking routes here in Washington, but none are quite like the Iron Goat unique path follows along the upper and lower sections of the old, abandoned Great Northern Railway, just off Highway 2 near Stevens Pass.

The iron goat trail is in the cascade mountains. The trail is nice and flat and the mines were super spooky and dark and gave off really creepy vibes. There’s multiple mines on the trail and you. Getting to the Iron Goat Trail is an easy drive up Highway 2, passing through Sultan and Gold Bar, and continuing east of the small town of Skykomish.

The lush, forested trail follows the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade. 9 reviews of Iron Goat Trail "My Grandad volunteered maintaining/working on this trail for much of his later portion of his life.

He would bring me and my family up to go hiking for the day or part of the day. It was fun having him along as he 3 Yelp reviews. This will be part two of a two part hike.

(See Iron Goat hike on 07/07/) We will be hiking from the Interpretive site to Wellington. We will hike along the trail that was one of the worst railroad disasters in the nations history and also the most tragic snow avalanche.

We will stop to read interpretive signs, visit view points, look at artifacts and take pictures. The publication untitled Iron Goat Trail is the e-book that recommended to you to see. You can see the quality of the publication content that will be.

Iron Goat Trail Sixty miles northeast of Seattle, the trail goes along the upper and lower sections of an abandoned Great Northern Railway grade.

Travel nine miles through a lovely forests of ferns, alders and evergreens from the Iron Goat Interpretive Site at Scenic to the Wellington townsite and trailhead.The Iron Goat Trail is one of rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Leavenworth! The map below shows a trailhead where you can .Before we get to the hike, let’s get to the fascinating history of this place The following is reprinted from Jon Hathaway / Flickr The story of the Iron Goat began over years ago when the last spike of the Great Northern Railway was driven, completing one of the most remarkable engineering feats of the nineteenth century.