Oregon November 06, 2018
Go Hiking With Goats In Oregon For An Adventure Unlike Any Other
What could possibly be better than getting out into Oregon’s wilderness and going for a hike? How about going for a hike
with goats? At this pretty Oregon ranch, you can do exactly that! Take a look:
Willow-Witt Ranch is pure paradise. Tucked into a valley in the Cascade Mountains, this 445-acre ranch is surrounded by beauty, and you can visit the farm for a day or an overnight stay.
The address of the ranch is 658 Shale City Rd., Ashland, OR 97520.
This ranch is 100 percent off the grid, using solar and micro-hydro power, and its owners are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and forest and wetland management . It's home to ducks, chickens, and goats, and other farm animals just waiting to say hello.
Bring your hiking boots with you - there are miles and miles of trails on the property, and even more nearby. Enjoy an easy stroll, or put in a little more effort for some beautiful views like this.
One of the most unique features of this ranch is the guided goat hikes it offers.
Take a half-day, guided hike with pack goats for a special day in the great outdoors.
The hike includes lunch and takes you to either Grizzly Peak, or a special overlook that provides some stunning views of the valley and ranch below.
Pack goats are amazing creatures! They can carry up to 65 pounds of gear, and they're sweet, gentle creatures who are sure-footed hiking companions.
The ranch trains its pack goats when they're just two months old, so when they grow up, they're people-friendly, calm, and capable.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of this ranch with an overnight stay. Willow-Witt Ranch has four cozy wall tents tucked into the trees that sleep two to four people comfortably. A cookhouse offers everything you need to prepare meals, and the bath house has nice, warm showers.
For larger parties, the Farmhouse Studio sleeps up to six people, and the Meadow House can accommodate up to ten guests.
Willow-Witt Ranch is open year-round! Visit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take a self-guided tour of the farm, or call the ranch in advance at 541-890-1998 to arrange a guided tour, hike, or overnight stay.
Does hiking with goats look like fun to you? If so, tag the friends and family you want to go with you in the comments!
If you’d like to take a quick, easy trail, check out
this boardwalk hike that will completely mesmerize you.