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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.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 1,043 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

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Getting There

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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Reviews (793)
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Recordings (557)
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Christine Turner
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Hiking

Dry, rocky in places. Weather was great and in high 70’s. I was hoping for more of a breeze on the way up. We saw people but it wasn’t overly crowded.

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Anita Sachs
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Hiking

Great trail, heavy incline. Beautiful day and not many people on the trail today. Lots of hikers and runners worse masks too

Cory Williamson
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Nicole S.
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Dawn Shurtz
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Hiking

This was our first hike since moving to the PNW. Definitely had some rough inclines but was definitely a lot of fun. The views are stunning.

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Jean Daly
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HikingBugs

Great trail, little busy but all dogs were leashed and everyone was super friendly. Trail was easy to follow and is moderate as stated. Plenty of shade.

Dameon Buckbee-Carver
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Bugs

Nice trail for a fun afternoon hike- there are multiple different trails in the area so pay attention so you dont head down the wrong path

R W.
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Hiking

Great trail. Nice view.

Karent Jose
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Hiking

Overall beautiful view and calm! A bit of a steady incline towards the last mile.

Kris C
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HikingGreat!

great hike, with amazing views. Only complaint is the dog owners who leave behind their poop bags, and those who forget we have a leash law in the county. 1 dog sure, but your 4 dogs off leash on a tiny trail?? rude!

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Lauren Ivy
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Hiking

Great trail, lots of resting spots. Great if wanting a little push, but not too hard to complete. Make sure to wear bug spray and make sure you know which trail to follow as it splits a few times and might get a little confusing.

JM M
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Hiking

Good stuff.

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Ben Mcgee
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03 July 20 Don’t forget your discover pass! Lots of mosquitos. A few dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and ATVs scattered around the trail system. Gold creek is a very mild trail, I’m not quite sure I’d rate it as high as moderate. A very pleasant hike! About 2.5 to the peak, the best views are about 2 miles in were the trail crests at the intersecting ORV road/trail. Really cool view of Seattle! No mud, no water, and besides the random horse droppings, no real obstacles.

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Peter Schneidler
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Hiking

There were a few muddy spots but they were easy to walk around. Motorbikes are allowed on this trail, and we passed about four of them. Also a couple mountain bikers and hikers. about 3/4 of the way up there is a fantastic view of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains and lake Tahuyah, to the west. at the very top, there is a great view to the east, including downtown Seattle. It looks startlingly close, considering it takes about 2 hours to reach there by car. I did this hike with two other adults, two kids, and a dog. We took our time and did it in about 3 hours. The trail is very uneven in places, so I would not consider running this trail, but it's great for a hike.

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Erin Henley
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Max Power
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Hiking

really nice day. Trail is in great condition.

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T'sa G.
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Christine Gilbert-Parkis
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Hiking

Beautiful views!

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Carter Pope
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We went on it, has a tough bit where there is a sharp climb. It was a ton of fun for me and my family.

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Hallee Croce
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We started at Gold Creek trailhead, ended up on Davis Trail then Wildcat Trail. (Gold Creek isn’t marked very good) What we started out thinking would be a 4 mile hike ended up being 11.2! Some areas were muddy and had piles of horse poop but overall it was clean and in good condition. Wildcat trail had a lot of mountain bikers and is rocky but amazing views of Seattle. I would recommend this hike and would do it again. There are multiple trails in the area.

Debra R
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Hiking

Easy hike. Views are ok. Saw lots of little kids along hike so good for families. the last .2 miles was a bit of a scramble but not bad.

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T'sa G.
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HikingRocky

Hiked from Gold Creek trail to Davis, and then onto Tin Mine trail. Tin Mine is now open and you can see where they did all of the clearing. The trails are all nice and clean, rocky in a lot of areas though. Did not have any obstacles on Tin Mine.

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Misha Gillingham
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Hiking

This was a beautiful hike, with amazing views at the top. You can see all the way to downtown Seattle. If you’re hiking, keep an eye out for bikers, as there are a lot on this trail. Also, the trail connects to a bunch of other trails, and sometimes it’s not marked. I recommend downloading the All Trails Map to your phone before you go. Without it, I would have gotten lost. Luckily the All Trails GPS that I downloaded in advance worked with no cell service so I always know where to go.

Nicki Michaels
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Pretty steep. Beautiful view of the olympics 2 miles up and the Green Mt Lookout has a stunning view looking east high above bremerton all the way across the sound

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Dave Bolthouse
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Hiking

Great 5-miler. Took my 5yo and 8yo and they did great. Parking lot about half full on a Monday mid day. Great view from the top looking out over the sound across to Seattle. Pit toilet at bottom and near top. Picnic tables up top. Lots of different intersecting trails. Helped to have this hike loaded on the map and tracking. Evidence of horse and motorcycle on parts but never came across any.

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Sara Sbarbaro
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Wonderful trail. Well kept. A little rocky but completely doable. Ran up and down in 1hr 35 minutes with lots of breaks for pictures!

Jerrika Tijerina
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