Goat Falls

The best time to visit this wonderful waterfall is in May and June, when the deep snowmelt turns a mild-mannered creek into a river torrent. As the summer goes on, the volume of water will lessen and Goat Creek and the falls will again become a mild-mannered stream in an enchanted forest. On the short walk to Goat Falls, notice the many mini-cascading falls before reaching your destination, each one unique and spectacular. Before you realize it you will arrive at gushing Goat Falls, tucked back into a lush grotto. Water drips over giant moss covered rocks and in this shady environment, the temperature is 10 degrees cooler.


Height: 10 feet | Form: Plunge | Number of Drops: 1

Source Stream: Goat Creek | Access: Easy Hike

Location: 46.9984 N, -121.50404 W


Directions: From Enumclaw, travel 30 miles on Highway 410, turning left a mile past the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park onto FR 7174. Travel 0.6 miles and turn right onto Road FR 7176. Travel 1/5 mile and follow a sign to the Tyler-Cherbors cabin. Park at the marked trailhead at the road’s end and follow the trail 0.5 miles to the falls.