The Angry Mountain trail was created for the adventurer. Make it a day-hike and enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Rainier and Mount Adams along the final ridgeline. Create a loop with the nearby Lily Basin connection and spend a blissful night under the stars at Hart Lake. Or, use it as a back-end accesses point to Goat Lake, Jordan Basin and the famed Snowgrass Flat by crafting a multi-night expedition.
What was once a rugged and challenging slog that required climbing up and over hundreds of fallen trees has recently undergone a massive transformation thanks to the work of our Lost Trails Found campaign. Working alongside Back Country Horsemen of Washington volunteers and the Cowlitz Ranger District, we have created a clear path from trailhead to summit. Although still a steep and challenging climb, the trail is now easily navigated and comes with a big payoff — a stunning ridge crest separating two glaciated valleys.
From the humble trailhead, you'll climb up steep and long lasting switchbacks as you ascend up and up towards the treeline. A few miles in, you'll officially enter the Goat Rocks Wilderness and soon reach an open ridge. From here you'll have plenty of options — you can set up camp, continue onward to reach the junction with the Lily Basin and trail or head back to the car and call it a day.