I can't believe it took me 3 years of living up here to discover this gem! I was just going for a short hike and was not expecting such a magnificent view! There was a lot of snow at the top but nothing that required any special gear. Definitely will be a go to hike. Go early in the morning if you prefer a solitary hike like I do.
This was my go to day hike when I lived in Kitsap County. It is well maintained with a wonderful view up top. The trail often has some bikers on it. For parking, the main lot requires the mountain pass, without you will have to park along the road leading up to the lot.
Tuck A. on Green Mountain Trail Via Gold Creek
Feels awesome when you reach the top, my husband and I went all the to Vista Trail and it was more stunning from there you could see Seattle when it's not cloudy. Beautiful and we had fun.❤️
Did this hike 1 1/2 yrs ago and the only vista was at the very top looking east to Bremerton, Sound, Seattle, Bellevue, & Cascades. Now, they logged to the north; so as your about 3/4 of the way going north, there is this great vista looking north with Hood Canal, Sound, North Olympics in view. Spectacular! One recent reviewer complained about the "clear cutting." But firs are a renewable resource and the resulting view is spectacular! Enjoyed the hike much more this time. Only complaint was losing the trail at the bottom - not well marked; lot of branching trails - and going back on the north side of Gold Creek and having to walk about 1/10 of mile along highway to parking lot. Recommend noting carefully landmarks from "main trail" to gold creek trail up the mountain.
Definitely not a wilderness area but I did have green mountain horse camp all to myself for 2 days which was awesome. Overall there's a few good views and some really nice sections of trail. It's close to home I'll definitely be back.