Goat Falls - Visit Rainier
Goat Falls

Goat Falls

The best time to visit this wonderful waterfall is in May and June.

Spring months are 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.

Please note parking by the trailhead is extremely limited.

If there are no parking places available on arrival please do not block the road or double-park cars. Please have a backup plan for an alternative hike if parking is not available. 


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.


This trail is managed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and requires a Northwest Forest Pass. For more information on the trail to Goat Falls call (360) 825-6585.