Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes


Backpack - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

See the scenic Greenwater River valley, and beyond it some of the effects of the 2017 Norse Peak fire, enroute to beautiful Echo Lake, where a Saturday afternoon swim is an option, weather permitting.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,640 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 8 AM Saturday at the Enumclaw Ranger Station on Roosevelt Ave., SR 410.

We will caravan from the Enumclaw Ranger Station to the Greenwater Lakes trailhead parking lot, where each car must display a Northwest Forest Pass or the equivalent.  The hike in to Echo Lake will take us through the scenic Greenwater River valley, past Greenwater Lakes and then through an area affected by the 2017 Norse Peak fire, before reaching beautiful Echo Lake.  A two hour day hike to Hidden Lake is an option for Saturday afternoon, as well as a swim in Echo Lake, weather permitting.  Restrooms are located at the Enumclaw Ranger Station, and the Greenwater Lakes trailhead.


Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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