60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma
by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)
© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
Nice Trail. Nice views at top. Moderate amount of people. There were some bikes and horses on the trail too. There are benches and picnic tables at the summit which made for a nice mid-hike break.
Really easy hike to the summit, didnt do the loop. Good veiw of the Olympics and the Cascades, you can also see Seattle. Over all its a good veiw and worth the climb. 3hrs round trip, 50 min drive from Gig Harbor. I'll do it again.
A great hike no matter which trail head you start at. Try and go on a clear, sunny day. If the visibility is good the view of either Seattle or the Olympics is worth the steep climb.
The beautiful views of Seattle & surrounding area are well-worth getting to the top of the summit. We just did the 4 mile out & back trail (not the entire loop). Once you get past the first 1/2 mile, you are in a deeply forested trail that is dirt with some loose rock footing. It's a nice forest. You do feel like you're in the middle of nowhere and we didn't see that many people. We only saw one horse (and alot of horse-poop the first 1/2 mile or so) and then no more horse-related stuff. The walking trails are marked for no motorcycles, but three times bikers must have gotten lost, because we encountered a group of ATV'ers and two pair of motorcyclers. It is so quiet out on the trail you can hear them coming for quite some time. But be ready to step off the narrow trail! It's a gradual elevation up to the summit (good workout) but coming down takes about half the time as going up so I wish we'd done the entire loop because it ended up being shorter than I thought. It was a nice place. We'll go back.
My daughter and I took the trail from Gold Creek to the top of Green Mountain with my labrador. The trail is in good condition and well marked. Some mud and thin snow from half way up to the summit, but no ice. The view is great at the top. A nice hike for the early spring when many other sites are snowed in.
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