Greenwater–Echo Lake

Enumclaw, Washington

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Lush old-growth forest; dark, mysterious forest lakes; and a wonderful chance to meet and see wildlife await hikers here. The trail sticks to a deeply forested river valley, where it passes a wonderfully clear, cool lake—Green-water—with good ?shing. The route eventually reaches Echo Lake in a long 7 miles, but these miles ?y by as you stride through the cool forest. Footsore hikers will love the soft, duff-rich trail tread, and Echo itself is a wonderful place to rest and relax before hiking back down the pretty trail. But for all that, few people visit, perhaps because the trail doesn’t offer sweeping panoramas. The distant views may be missing, but the route is remarkably scenic, and solitude is a high probability.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Lush old-growth forest; dark, mysterious forest lakes; and a wonderful chance to meet and see wildlife await hikers here. The trail sticks to a deeply forested river valley, where it passes a wonderfully clear, cool lake—Green-water—with good ?shing. The route eventually reaches Echo Lake in a long 7 miles, but these miles ?y by as you stride through the
cool forest.

Footsore hikers will love the soft, duff-rich trail tread, and Echo itself is a wonderful place to rest and relax before hiking back down the pretty trail. But for all that, few people visit, perhaps because the trail doesn’t offer sweeping panoramas. The distant views may be missing, but the route is remarkably scenic, and solitude is a high probability.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Enumclaw
Distance: 14
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Access: Moderate
Season & Limits: May-Nov
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, Enumclaw office
Local Maps: Green Trails Lester No. 239
Driving Directions: Directions to Greenwater–Echo Lake

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