Green Mountain Lookout via Gold Creek Trail

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Green Mountain State Forest

Green Mountain Lookout via Gold Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bremerton, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.3 miElevation gain1,043 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddy
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A moderate climb to great views of the Olympics, Seattle, Bremerton, and even Mount Rainier. Trail will be shared with other hikers, as well as mountain bikes and horses.

Discover Pass Required at the trail head, there is limited free parking along the road.

From highway 3, north of bremerton, taake the Newberry Hill Road exit. Turn left (west) onto Newberry Hill Road and follow for 3.1 miles to Seabeck Highway. Turn left onto Seabeck Highway and follow 2 miles to N.W. Holly Rd. Turn right onto N.W. Holly Rd. and follow 4.1 miles to Tahuya Lake Rd. Turn left on Tahuya Lake Dr. and follow 1.2 miles to a Y junction with Gold Creek Rd. Turn left at the Y and follow Gold Creek Rd. 1.8 miles to the trail head parking lot on the left. Parking is free.

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Kai Kellogg Craft
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Sunshine Bradshaw
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Hiking

Great hike. Not much snow.

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Michelle Wines
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HikingMuddy

2/20-went out and the weather was really great. trails were a little wet, not much snow on the trails but some on the ground. not too many people, I guess they believed the weather forecast.

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Randall Jones
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Hiking

Great trail, even with the snow, ice, and slush! There wasn't much of a view from the top due to clouds and heavy mist, but still a very enjoyable hike. Round trip it seems closer to 5 miles, rather than the 4.3 miles listed here. There are several trail crossings, but all very clearly marked. Stay safe out there!

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Anne Liedtke
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Hiking

Beautiful shorter trail. Great for kids and dogs.

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Ryan Stewart-Gardiner
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Brady Weber
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HikingMuddy

Nice, easy hike. We took Plummer Trail until it converged with Gold Creek Trail and I’d recommend this path for a slightly longer and more scenic route. It was misty so we couldn’t see much, but the hike itself was fun. Pretty muddy at parts so I’d definitely recommend some waterproof hiking boots.

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Jeff Levin
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Ellen Punyon
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Backpacking

Good shape...some mud. Mostly foggy day but the sun came out at the top

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Klara Hanson
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Megan Iversen
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Hiking

Too misty for a view! Not a lot of people although most hikers had dogs. Couple mountain bikers. Wear your waterproof gear!

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Brian Thompson
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OHV/Off-road driving

This is a trail that’s not widely used but very rewarding. SUPER steep climb to a large rock face that you have to navigate around. Once to the top you follow a narrow trail through heavy forest and eventually start heading down a steep power line access trail that connects back to holy reek trail.

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Wil Trevizo
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Nic St-Pierre
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Maddie Anderson
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful views! Just have to pay attention to where you’re going, as you can get side tracked for awhile if you hit the wrong trail. Definitely worth the mud!

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Brandon Travis
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Great little short hike.

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Steve Koon
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Samantha Gragg
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Hiking

Packed parking lot and busy trailhead but it was well marked and beautiful scenery.

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Ben Brannan
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Hiking

Arrived at 12:30 on a Sunday with a decent number of spaces left. Not too muddy, views were decent despite the clouds. Views at the ‘summit’ aren’t as good as the view in the logging area in my opinion. Although there were a good number of people, I didn’t meet too many on the way. Be aware this trail allows dirt bikes... not a fan of the noise or their apparent disregard for hikers, but nothing you can do about that!

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James F
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Hiking

Fun short trail. Sharing it with dirt bikers was fine. They were very considerate and the majority of hikers had masks

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Kris Hoban
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Grace Neil
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Very fun and easy hike/trail we did get to see the mountains but there was some low lying cloud cover/fog. On the initial trail there was unfortunately a lot of dog and horse poop which was disappointing. There were also a dozen dirt bikes so be alert, it was expected because it is a multipurpose trail but they were all really responsible and had great trail etiquette! Would do this hike again!

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Devin Dilay
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Hiking

Nice trail. A little muddy but not bad. Great views of the olympics.

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kkf NC
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Brittney Hamilton
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HikingBugsMuddy

Very pleasant hike. A bit muddy, but overall a nice workout with an AWESOME view. What they don’t tell you (at least that I saw) was that the “mountain bikers” were few and far between and what we had to deal with were the dirt bikers.

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Luci Wilcox
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Hiking

Muddy and very busy but the views were amazing.

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Faye King
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Hiking

Wonderful trail! I’d say it’s easy-moderate: easier footing for the most part but enough elevation to get the heart rate going if you’re going at a decent pace. The trail is well kept- it was fun walking along the creek for most of the hike. Definitely recommend wearing waterproof shoes/boots. Since it rained a lot yesterday there were some muddy spots and big puddles- nothing you can’t get around. Going via Gold Creek Trail, you can hop on the Vista trail to the top! Not much of a view today at the top but at the Gold Creek/Beaver Pond trail junction there was a beautiful view!

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