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Hawkeye Point

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Hawkeye Point towers over Goat Lake Basin (Martell)
Hawkeye Point from saddle viewpoint (from the west). Summit access trail is visible in this picture. (romann)

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Description

Hawkeye Point is the second highest peak in Goat Ridge and the 6th in Goat Rocks. It towers over Goat Lake and provides a good view of the lake, Old Snowy Mountain, Ives Peak, and the surrounding Cascade volcanoes. It is accessible from the west via a steep, unmaintained trail.

To get to Hawkeye Point from Goat Lake, continue west on Lily Basin trail 0.9 miles to the junction with Goat Ridge Trail (#95). Turn right (uphill) at that junction and follow Lily Basin trail for another 0.5 miles up to the top of a ridge where Mount Rainier comes into view. Leave Lily Basin trail now and take a small path right that continues up along the spine of the ridge. You'll soon reach a small summit and there is a 40-feet deep saddle that now separates you from the Hawkeye Point. The snow in the saddle lingers until late August, sometimes even all year. Once down and past the saddle, there is a short and steep hike up Hawkeye Point on a thin but obvious trail - this portion was snow-free in August.

There is evidence of foundation of a fire watchtower on the top of Hawkeye Point. The view from the summit is outstanding.

Maps

  • Topo map of Hawkeye Point (actual trail location near H. Point is not where it's shown on this map; follow description above)

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