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Zackary Fralick reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Claire Watson reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Very slushy! We picked a very rainy day to do this hike! Lots of deep snow towards the end of the hike, microspikes weren’t needed to complete the hike but aided in the descent.

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Elizabeth Wilson reviewed Green Lake Trail
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HikingBlowdownGreat!MuddySnow

Don’t follow Google maps to the trailhead! It had us turn left on the bridge that was literally just in front of the place we should have parked and we went up a sketchy road. Had the sense to turn around and go to the ranger station. He told us to park right at the road closure. You hike into the trailhead from there. The first 3.5-4 miles were lovely on the old road. Quite slushy, and there is a section with downed trees you have to go over, under, or around so make sure your knees and back are up to it! Once you get to the trailhead you start gaining elevation. I clocked in 1400 elevation gain and over 12 miles. My husband had just under 10 but he started it late and our friend had around 11. So be prepared for more distance. The trekking through the deeper snow as you get closer to the lake gets tiresome so drink plenty of water. Ranger falls is worth the short couple hundred feet of a detour. Great hike!

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jordan urban reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Well marked trail. Slush/bare pavement from the road to trail head, lots of down trees on the way but definitely maneuverable. Once you turn right to Green Lake, it becomes more snowy, up to about knee height at some points. We had poles and waterproof hiking boots and were good. A bit muddy and wet at a few parts but great views of snowy hills and trees the whole way up.

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Michele Hancock reviewed Green Lake Trail
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HikingBlowdownSnow

Road to Carbon River entrance was bare pavement. Snow and slush for entire walk to Green Lake turnoff. Trail to Ranger Falls was compact snow but after turn to Green Lake it was a bit deeper. Knee deep in places but as long as you follow the boot prints on the trail (can be a bit of high stepping) it is manageable. I really don’t think snowshoes would work well due to post hole boot prints and narrow trail. Lots of blow downs on way to Green Lake TH so be prepared for wet pants as you straddle and crawl under to get through! I was grateful I wore my rain pants both for the climbing over trees but also the rain/sleet/snow and yes, some sun combo. Great day to be out! And for the record, 3 different GPS had this over 11 miles not 9 so make sure you have enough daylight.

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Andrea Turner reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Beautiful walk through the snowy woods. We used spikes and poles and lunched at the falls. On the way out things were starting to thaw and get more slushy.

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Claire Watson reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Lots of big trees down at the beginning of the trail, had to climb under or over most of them, though some had been cut. Only saw 3 people, all wearing masks! The trail has some slippery sections, especially near Ranger Falls, though the rest of the trail is clear or covered in fresh snow.

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Robby Gilbertson reviewed Green Lake Trail
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HikingBlowdownSnow

The big waterfall on the way up to Green Lake was a nice surprise. I rather enjoy the downed trees, because that is the beginning of a nurse log! This whole hike is full of amazing nurse logs. If you're into decay/fungus/the cycle of life, you will love it.

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Kelsey Hill reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Hiked this again Sunday 2/7/21. It was snowing on the way there and up at the lake. It was a nice powder so not slippery. Fallen logs are still over the first part of the trail but Crews are in the process of clearing.

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Sophie Walker reviewed Green Lake Trail
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They’ve started clearing the fallen trees at the beginning of the trail, but still more to go. Hopefully in a week it’ll be all cleared up. The trail to the lake is gorgeous and no fallen trees. There’s snow about a mile from the top, but we didn’t use our spikes because it wasn’t too slippery. Poles were helpful though! Amazing in the snow.

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Hannah Clifton reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Clocked 12.1 miles, LOTS of big trees down to maneuver through the first 3 miles. Other than that it was really beautiful.

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Shannon Ryan reviewed Green Lake Trail
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HikingBlowdown

Normally a great trail for kids, all the large trees down made it currently impassable with our 3 year old. Had to give up after a mile.

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Michelle Mitchell reviewed Green Lake Trail
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HikingBlowdownIcy

Lots if trees down after the wind storm. Definitely adds difficulty. Seeing the waterfall and lake is worth the added road blocks.

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Karolina Cholewa reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Did this trail last weekend and there were some nice big trees that fell o to the road after the wind storm. It honestly added to the fun of the trail! Was cool and challenging to try to get over or under some of the trees. I loved it! GORGEOUS trail, waterfall and lake at the end.

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Praneeth Vempa reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Lots of fallen trees on the first 2.1 miles from the parking. Remember two spots in the beginning and 1 spot in between which required more effort to cross. The 1.8 mile trail to the lake is steep but had no trees blocking the path. No ice or snow on the path. Not much space to stroll or accommodate multiple groups at the top around, but there weren't many people on the trail.

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Melanie Richman reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Lots of fallen trees until you get to green lake sign and then great hike

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Lindsay Osborn reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Counted 103 trees down from parking area to the turn off for Green Lake. It turned the flat road walk into a fun adventure (if you are into lots of climbing over and ducking under). Most of them were manageable if you are physically fit, two spots were very challenging over enormous trees. The turn off trail to Green Lake was beautiful. Ranger Falls was roaring and a surpsingly lovely fall. Had Green Lake to ourselves for 30 minutes. On the way back about 24 people heading up to Green Lake, which doesn't have a ton of room to spread out by the lake.

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Brian Tobias reviewed Green Lake Trail
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nicole galyean reviewed Green Lake Trail
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Trail is a must check out! the 1st 2.1 miles was all flat ground & a breeze. No snow & the rain wasn't a big deal. once you hit 2.1 miles you take a trail to the waterfall (1.0 miles) and/or the lake (1.8 miles). This is where the inclines & leg burning begins. After reaching the waterfall, the trail ended so we couldnt figure out where the lake was. The turn off to reach the lake is not signed and VERY easy to overlook if not using the ALL TRAILS COMPASS. We ended up finding it but it added 4 extra miles to the trip because we continued to hike looking for the "mystery trail". So watch for the lake turnoff. It will be to your right hand side about 500 ft before the waterfalls, you'll see a series of steps. besides that, the waterfall & lake was amazing!

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nicole galyean reviewed Green Lake Trail
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