Mountain Loop near Barlow Pass. There is work to be done on both legs of this trail, so we'll try to work about 2 miles up both directions (one leg follows an old logging road and the other follows Elliot Creek). This will be general maintenance work, including improvement to drainage and opening the trail corridor.
Part of this popular trail is on a late 1800's wagon road built by miners. One now has a choice of two trails from the trailhead. You can follow the abandoned logging road straight ahead from the trailhead or drop down to Elliot Creek and follow the creek trail (reopened summer of 1999). Both trails meet up 1.6 miles prior to reaching Goat Lake. The trail along Elliot Creek enters a beautiful old-growth forest for the first 2.0 miles. The forest then transforms into second-grow timber before rejoining the Goat Lake Trail which eventually leads to Goat Lake, 5 miles from the trailhead and located in a glacier cirque with a spectacular views of Foggy Peak and the many waterfalls from surrounding peaks.
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head