Trail Map

Quick Facts

Distance: 4.8km Round Trip
Elevation Gain: 400m
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: ~3 hrs
Season: Spring-Fall
Parking: Lots

Description

As beautiful as its rare namesake, the Ladyslipper Orchid, this trail offers a moderately challenging afternoon hike in a mostly shaded environment. It begins as a well forested trail that ambles up the side of Goat Mountain. The summit is the goal – a lush and mossy mountaintop meadow nestled between swaying conifers. If you are the type that demands a view, head down to the right just a few meters before the summit to scratch that itch. While there are more expansive views of the Creston Valley on other trails, this one offers a unique angle and perspective not found anywhere else.

To get there turn off Lakeview-Arrow Creek Rd onto Foster Rd and continue along the FSR for a half hour or so until you see the marked trailhead on your left. There is decent space for parking but make sure to be well off the road.

Elevation Profile

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