GOAT MOUNTAIN FALLS
RATING - 12.0
VR - 2 (Small) HR - 4.0 SR - 4/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Roadside
DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
LOCATION - Mt. Baker Highway
TYPE - Cascades
HEIGHT - 62'
WIDTH - 10'
GPS - N48 54..96 W121 40.113
ELEVATION - 2063'
Goat Mountain Falls is a very small cascading drop located right next to Hannigan Pass Road. The waterfall is barely worth stopping for, but is certainly worth a quick peak out the window. The waterfall occurs where a small, unnamed creek cascades for 62' right next to the road. The view is partially blocked by branches for most of the run as well. Don't bother driving up the road just to visit this waterfall, but if you're already driving to the end of the road take a look. I tried every excuse I could find to NOT include this waterfall on the website, but I can't find any reason. The creek runs year round, the waterfall drops over bedrock, and it is over 15' tall, so it meets every requirement to find a spot on the site. Don't get excited about the waterfall though; it's not at all exciting.
DIRECTIONS - Drive east on Mt. Baker Highway for about 45 miles and turn
left onto Hannigan Pass Road. In a couple miles the road will split
with the left fork going to Hannigan Pass Trailhead and the right going to
the Nooksack Cirque Trailhead. Goat Mountain Falls is on the leftside
of the road just before the Y.
NEARBY WATERFALLS - Ruth Creek Falls