Greenwater Lakes Trail

#24 of 294 trails in Snoqualmie National Forest

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Greenwater Lakes Trail is a 4 mile trail located near Greenwater, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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trail treader (89)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Very beautiful easy trail.

Jamie Dana Greenwood (272)

7 Completed4 Reviews

Parking can be a bit difficult on the weekends (especially when it's nice out) but I've had no trouble finding a spot mid-week.

Because it's heavily shaded, I recommend packing a sweatshirt! Definitely a great hike for beginners and very kid-friendly. Lots to see!

Lyla Oliver (50)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was a very good trail for us inexperienced hikers and our 8 y/o son and 11 y/o daughter. We hiked on a very hot day, but remained comfortable because the trail as almost all shaded. We arrived at the trailhead around 1pm and the lot was full.

Nikki B. (1016)

Great hike for kids nice and easy with lots of things to keep kids interested. Easy access to the lake to hang out and a couple of good camping sites.

Laura Drennen (75)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail just outside of Green water. Nice hike for kids. We do it 1-2x per year. Lake is always pretty & there are lots of little wooden walk ways & a few bridges.

Todd Thomas (98)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike for kids. Hiked to Greenwater lake with 3 boys ages 11 & 13 and stayed over night. Bugs were manageable and the lake access was good. Would definitely recommend this hike for small kids and first timers.

Kevin J. (171)

Heather Plyler (51)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike! We didn't realize when we went it was 4 miles in and 4 miles back. Our fault! We had planned to only do a short hike because we had out three kids (ages 12, 6, & 4) and our 10month old pup. They all did great!!! Made it there, had a picnic, did a little fishing, and made it back to the car!!! Our only mistake...better shoes! The trail tends to get pretty muddy and slippery in place, mostly from the horses.

James Endicott (338)

4 Completed3 Reviews

Our very first official hiking trip. We were looking for a trip that would give us a good idea of what to expect without being so difficult that it scared us from future trips. This is a great "warm up" for the season. The majority of this hike is in the canopy so it was a bit colder than expected since the sun couldn't break through. Once we came through to the lake and were able to sit down and enjoy the sun and lake, it was worth the cold.

The sights are nothing awe inspiring, but nonetheless very beautiful.

Highly recommend this easy hike for kids and as a beginning hike.

Devin Andrews (1611)

36 Completed30 Reviews

It was definitely an easy hike. It was a bit rainy and the ground was saturated but i had a great time with friends getting to the lakes anyways. The bridge is washed out after the second Green Lake so a short scale of the rocks to the left of where the bridge used to be and you can tip toe across the many fallen trees to get to the other side to continue to Echo Lake, which is much steeper (and much more snow this time of year). A great day hike with the family can be had here. Make sure you have the Northwest Forest Pass handy as they require you to have one when you park at the trailhead. Bathrooms are provided there as well before you depart.