ACCESS: The Iron Creek Trailhead is very popular. Be ready with a back-up plan if you cannot find a parking spot. Please do not park in the sagebrush or trees on the side of the road, it destroys delicate alpine habitat.
Trailhead: Iron Creek
Round trip: 7.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1700 ft
There is no maintained forest system trail that goes all the way to Goat Lake. The junction to hike off trail to Goat Lake is not signed. Be prepared to route find and scramble.
There is very limited space for camping and campfires are never allowed at this lake. Due to the lack of soil in the area wag bags are needed to pack out human waste.