- Difficulty Easy
- Time 2.5 hours
- Round-Trip 5.5km
- Elevation Gain 240 meters
- Season July - September
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 30 minutes
- Public Transit Yes
- Dog Friendly No
This trail and other trails in the backcountry of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park are closed for the winter due to extreme and dangerous conditions. The trail will re-open in the summer of 2018.
Little Goat Mountain is located in the backcountry trails behind Grouse Mountain and can be done as a short side trip combined with other hiking routes, including Dam Mountain, Goat Mountain, and Crown Mountain. The view from the top offers the best views towards Crown Mountain and Goat Mountain.
From the Grouse Mountain Skyride, walk towards the Peak ski run, passing the Grizzly Bear enclosure and veer to the left onto the gravel road that takes you into the backcountry. Follow the gravel road as it ascends slowly and wraps around the mountain, leaving the busy Grouse Mountain behind. At the end of the road, the route narrows and becomes a trail as it climbs at a quicker pace. Continue following the trail as you make your way up hill.
At a sign marking a junction, follow the route along the Alpine Trail (not Ridge Trail) as it continues uphill and reaches a zipline tower a few minutes later. The trail should be easy to follow from this point as it continues it's gradually but steady uphill climb, offering occasional views of the surrounding mountains.
Pass the junction with Thunderbird Ridge and continue until you reach a junction marking Little Goat. Go left and up the steep, often, muddy hill. After the trail levels out, a short side trail climbs up onto a rocky outcrop offering the best views of the surrounding area.
Back on the trail, go right and follow the sign as the trail loops around and descends, meeting with the Alpine Trail again. You have completed the short loop and can either continue your hike to other trails, like Goat Mountain or Crown Mountain, or go right and return to Grouse Mountain via the Alpine Trail.