Greenwater Lakes Trail

Greenwater, WA
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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.

From Seattle, east on I-90, south on I-405 and then south on Highway 169 to Enumclaw. In Enumclaw, S on Highway 410. 18.8 miles past mile marker 26 turn Left on FSR 70 for 9.7 miles. Right on FSR 7033 for 0.2 miles to trailhead.

Federal Northwest Forest Pass

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Snoqualmie District (Enumclaw)
Tel: 360.825-6585
www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/

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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I have hike to the Greenwater lakes many times. I used to camp next to the river just before the vehicle bridge. Its hit or miss on getting a car site plus there can be a lot of crazy up there. I would recommend camping at the lakes as hikers tend to be better neighbors. I have done it with small children and dogs. If you want a little more you can continue to Echo Lake. There are only a few camp areas and they aren't very large. The hike is pretty easy and beautiful. There are also horse on this trail. If there are a lot they make mud pits and you have to watch for poo.

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15 Completed 9 Reviews

Did this trail today with my wife and our dog. We went with the intention of going all the way to Echo Lake which ended up not happening because of our late start. The lakes are beautiful! We will for sure do this hike again so that we can make it all the way to Echo Lake.

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Great day, high 70's low 80's. Trail was excellent, light traffic, and the lakes were pristine. Didn't go all the way to Echo lake only the lawyer two. A word of caution for those with the same idea I had. The inviting sandbar at the east end of the second lake is accessible but be prepared to wade through knee + deep mud on the way. Access via the creek may be a better option.

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Great starter hike. Went past greenwater lakes to Echo lake last weekend. Echo is a fisherman's heaven, so bring a pole if that's your thing.

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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Kids really enjoyed this hike! Trail was well maintained and wide, pretty flat and easy for all of us with great views of the river, waterfalls, old growth and, of course, the lake. Especially loved the log bridges back and forth over the water. Will definitely be coming back!

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I took my 8 year old son on this hike for his first overnight backpack trip. We only hiked in to the first lake, but it was great it was far enough in that he felt like he accomplished something, but not so far it took the fun out of it for him. He did carry his own clothes and sleeping bag, and he really enjoyed crossing the bridges. I think it made the hike a bit more like an adventure. We went in mid July and it was great!

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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this trail today! Really enjoyed and the lake is amazing! Once you turn on to forest service 70 rd though my gps said it was 1.3miles turn right that was not the case you have to keep going through a bunch of corners up the hill and it was probably closer to 8 miles to that right turn. Well worth the drive though. Will for sure go back some time soon

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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice wide and well maintained trail. $5 fee, there is a restroom at the trailhead. There are two separate lakes I noticed only a few hundred yards apart. They had a few campsites at at each lake as well which could be fun for a night or two. The trail follows the river most of the time so you get that nice relaxing sound as you hike through the woods.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Went on this trail yesterday and it was definitely an enjoyable hike. Parking is payed, but only $5, and there is a picnic table and restroom at the parking lot. Its a 2 mile hike to Greenwater lake, lots of uphill hiking on the way, but its not too bad. We turned around at the Horse Ford just passed the lake but I read elsewhere the entire trail is 11 miles RT. Very pretty scenery (great for photographers!) along the trail, the lake is beautiful and the drive there is scenic too.

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Amazing hike with lots to see well worth the drive and best of all is when u get to the lake the water is awesome to swim in :) remarkable views for sure

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