Length: 14.2 Mile Round Trip
Elevation Change: 3630' Cumulative Elevation gain
Season: Mid-Summer thru Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
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This is one of the most popular hikes in the
Goat Rocks and after you've completed this
journey, you will know why.
This hike begins at the same trail head as
the Snowgrass Flats hike and follows the
same trail to Snowgrass Flats. Then you
follow the cut-off trail that takes you to
the Pacific Crest Trail above Snowgrass Flats.
Upon reaching the PCT, you follow it north
until you reach the pass on the northwest
flank of Old Snowy itself. From there you
follow a users trail to the top.
You are likely to encounter alot of other
ambitous hikers, but this should not destract
from the awesome beauty around you. If you
can hike this in mid July to early August you
will be treated to incredible floral displays
with a few not so friendly insects who attempt
to distract you for the beauty of your surroundings.
Old Snowy rises above a wildflower meadow