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Goat Mountain Lookout (FS 7S23)

Intermediate
 4.0 (4)

A great way to get in shape or just have fun with amazing views.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Doubletrack

4,668' 1,423 m

High

3,920' 1,195 m

Low

909' 277 m

Up

161' 49 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

In winter, it may have snow or a lot of mud.

Description

A great way to access the top of Goat Mountain and the Goat Mountain Fire Tower.

From Oakhurst, follow the road to North Fork 42 and pass Road 222 to Bass Lake and continue straight. Pass the fire station and Hidden Meadows Road, and you'll find a fire road on you left. There is a green gate where the trail starts.

Later up, at an intersection, you can decide to go left and reach the top of Goat Mountain, which is a very steep trail or go down on the Goat Mountain singletrack "Ninja". If you do that you'll need a ride to get your car from the other side of the mountain.

If you go right from the intersection, you'll follow this trail map to the lookout tower. There are fun meadows to ride through before reaching the lookout tower; watch out for the sand bars.

Reaching the top is a good challenge that will be rewarding with amazing views. After that, everything is fun going downhill to the beginning of the trail. Also, this trail connects with Goat Mountain Trail and Spring Cove Trail, so you can make an alternate route with those trails. Take mosquito spray with you.

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Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#5

in Bass Lake

#9556

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  4.0 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Bass Lake

#689

in California

#9,556

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The steepest part of the trail. This pictures is going down.
Aug 17, 2016 near Coarsegold, CA
This is going down from the top. It is steep and rocky going up.
Aug 17, 2016 near Coarsegold, CA
View from the top from the lookout tower.
Aug 17, 2016 near Coarsegold, CA
Goat Mountain Lookout Tower.
Aug 17, 2016 near Coarsegold, CA
Goat Mountain Fire Tower.
Feb 12, 2018 near Coarsegold, CA
Intersection, right to the top of Goat Mountain (Antennas) and also is the beginning of Ninja. Right to the Lookout Tower.
Aug 17, 2016 near Oakhurst, CA

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Nov 3, 2020
Justin Shelton
Jun 7, 2020
Ben G
Jan 1, 2019
Troy Sciumbato
Tower is locked up, no access.
Nov 11, 2018
Carlos Martinez
Jul 28, 2018
Miranda Estrada
Dec 24, 2017
Mark Halvorsen
Ran into hunters out for Band Tailed Pigeons...Grrr... No Hi Vis color on me....made it a short run. 2mi — 0h 30m
Jul 29, 2017
True X
3mi
Oct 20, 2016
TJ Moore