Greenwater Lakes Trail

#24 of 295 trails in Snoqualmie National Forest
Greenwater Lakes Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Greenwater, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles 541 feet Out & Back
dog friendly hiking horses lake
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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.

Teri ZeBarth

18 Completed16 Reviews

Easy trail with lots of shade and plenty of bridges with a rewarding lake with little beaches as a reward. Dog friendly. Beautiful in the fall with all the colors changing.

trail treader

4 Completed4 Reviews

Very beautiful easy trail.

Jamie D.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Heather Plyler

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

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.