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Truly a one of a kind hike

We took our kids to this in October and it's a one of a kind experience for sure. My wife and I... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
josephi729
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Sw Grand Mound,
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Great hike for kids

Some pretty interesting things to see on this trail. The hike can be shorter or longer depending... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Larryy0117
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Redmond, Washington
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Mile marker 58 on U.S. Hwy 2, (a few miles west of Stevens Pass), Skykomish, WA
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We took our kids to this in October and it's a one of a kind experience for sure. My wife and I have been hiking/backpacking in Washington for nearly two decades, and took our kids 12, 10 and 6 on this one and we all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Some pretty interesting things to see on this trail. The hike can be shorter or longer depending on preference. Easy to get to. Probably busy on weekends but wasn't on mid week.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

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. If we had...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We made the loop going up the gradual incline then looping back to Windy Point Viewpoint. Keep in mind the switchbacks on the way down are exhausting on your legs lasting over a mile. So, you might want to take a break half way down....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We parked at the trailhead by mile marker 58 and did the Grand Loop walk (just under 6 miles). It's a pretty flat walk with the only climbing needed as you swap from the lower level to the upper level. Great to read all the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Over time the Great Northern Railroad improved its route over the Cascade mountains. The earlier right of way ( the railroad tracks ) included a tunnel at a higher elevation. This route was frequently snowed in. They built a new lower elevation route and a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

There's no doubt that hiking is a wonderful pastime. Each hike reveals an experience that is unique in all aspects, from flora and fauna, to physical challenges, to fantastic views. But imagine, if you will, that your hiking experience takes you one step beyond, carrying...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank capableengineer
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I loved my hike on the Iron Goat Trail with my dogs. It mixes history with the hiking. The scenery is beautiful and so interesting and trail is wide and comfortable.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank tinap623
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This trail is one of the very few trails that hiking and history go together. It was constructed in the early 1890s by the Great Northern in the second northern transcontinental railroad through Washington State. The town of Wellington near the top is the sight...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Iron Goat Trail near Skykomish, Washington, is right on Highway 2. It's well worth pulling off the highway for this walk along the Nooksack River. You will want to put on your hiking boots, and be prepared for some twisting trails and rocky portions -...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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