Greenwater Lakes Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Enumclaw, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, bird watching, and horses and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 492 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

NOTE: As of September 2019, the bridge is closed approximately 2.5 miles in.

May 28th - There is a bridge out at mile 3. You’ll have the option to walk across a log that would be no problem for the sure footed, but I opted to ford as the river was only about knee deep. At the lake there are at least 7 large campsites but we ended up having the lake to ourselves. Beautiful hike!!!

walking
muddy
2 days ago

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

Trail is open! After a short wait for a parking spot we headed up the trail. There was a fair amount of mud but otherwise fine. We made it to the first lake and passed several groups -- the trail was busy but not what I'd characterize as crowded. One couple came through with a chainsaw to clear the trail to bring their horses through.

hiking
12 days ago

Always a great family hike! Tons of bridges, beautiful scenery and lakes. Trail in good condition other than some mud.

hiking
bridge out
27 days ago

Great little trail. Bridge is out to go to other side of lake and continue on. We went to the other side had lunch and went back. Parked on the main road about 1/8 away from trailhead.

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
bridge out
off trail
snow
1 month ago

Hiked today, beautiful greenish clear lakes. Hit some snow and ice along the way, often well packed. Was attempting to do Lost Lake. Turned out to be a good name as when you get beyond the lakes and cross a stream with a few logs to get to a bridge, the trail was not easily traceable. Followed it around a creek and the trail seemed to end. Ended up taking some elk/deer trails up the ravine, with some off trail work involved. Went about a mile beyond the lakes, with some pathfinding. Or lack of. The 'path' I followed went S and lead to some steep rock faces. There didn't seem to be a good way up, and the snow was not packed nearly as well in this area. I followed a few game paths but again, could not discern a good route. Spent 5 hours total. Will go back with a map/compass when the snow melts some. Overall a beautiful day.

hiking
bridge out
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Not a bad hike. Some great views. VERY VERY snowy and icy. It's slippery. The bridges are very interesting.

icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

we talked to a ranger who said that as long as you dont park at any trailhead (so off the main road away from the closed areas), you can hike. they wont stop you and dont ticket you. easy! actually surprised how much I loved this hike! wasn't expecting so many views or the beauty (hiked a lot if the Cascades). super easy little trail, takes about an hour.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Still are fair amount of snow and a bit slippery. I will definitely be back.

recorded Green water

hiking
flooded
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
5 months ago

hiking
bridge out
6 months ago

one of my favorite

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