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Goat Rocks Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT 
Named for the remnants of a large volcano, extinct for some two million years, the 108,023 Goat Rocks Wilderness has been shaped by time, erosion, and glaciation. A 30-mile stretch of the PCT meanders from north to south through the heart of the Wilderness.  

HOW IT WAS PROTECTED 
Goat Rocks, alongside Mount Adams and Glacier Peak, became Washington State’s first Wilderness Areas in 1964 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. It created the National Wilderness Preservation System and immediately placed 54 areas into the system, totaling 9.1 million acres in 13 states.

EXPLORE 
Snowgrass Flat Trail 

Packwood Lake Trail