Goat Haunt, Glacier National Park Hiking

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Goat Haunt

The short but strenuous Goat Haunt Trail in Glacier National Park offers great views of the Waterton Valley once hikers make it to the old fire outlook. Read More

  • 1 mile 
  • Strenuous with an 800-foot elevation gain 
  • Trailhead: Goat Haunt Ranger Station


Goat Haunt Trail is only two miles long roundtrip, but it will be a good workout for the average hiker who takes on its steep, 800-foot elevation gain from the Goat Haunt Ranger Station Trailhead in Glacier National Park.


Goat Haunt trailhead leads left from the Goat Haunt Ranger Station bunkhouse in West Glacier.


  • 2 miles roundtrip 
  • About an hour, depending on fitness level 
  • 800 feet 
  • Steep 
  • Trail connects to Waterton Valley Trail 
  • Trailhead starts at the Goat Haunt Ranger Station near Waterton Lake

Plan & Prepare

Check in at the Goat Haunt Ranger Station for any updated trail information or weather forecast and other advise. Weather conditions can change rapidly in alpine areas so be prepared with proper clothing and extra water even for short hikes. Remember, those who want to camp in Glacier’s backcountry must obtain a permit first from a ranger station or visitor center.

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