Length: 5.7 km
Condition: Maintained trail no deadfall. Occasional old aluminium markers on trees.
General Route: Branches off Ewart Creek trail then up Mountain Goat Creek to Haystack Creek, then forks into either Twin Buttes or Haystack trails.
How to Find: Hike south on the Ewart Creek trail for about 8 km. The Ewart creek trail comes down to Ewart Creek on the east side, and there is a footbridge across the creek to the west side.
Trail Description: Once you cross the footbridge, the trail climbs steeply up the north side of Mountain Goat creek. There is no water, since the trail is always some distance from the creek. At about 4 km up the trail, it comes down fairly close to the creek, but still some distance. There is a possible small campsite near here. At 4.5 km, you may spot the small stone cairn on your left, which marks the hidden entrance to the Haystack trail. The cairn is at 5800' and opposite the confluence of Haystack creek. [The "Narnia" campsite is just south of the cairn, about half way down to the creek. This is the first really good campsite since Ewart Creek]. The Mountain Goat creek trail continues on past the cairn and climbs about 100' then continues to run parallel to Mountain Goat creek. Eventually at about 5.8 km from the start, the trail turns north, leaves Mountain Goat Creek, and begins to climb steeply. We designate this as the end of the Mountain Goat Creek trail and the start of the Twin Buttes Trail.
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