Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

Trip

Day Hike - Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

The primary purpose of this hike is to visit Tin Mine Falls, the tallest waterfall on public access land in Kitsap County so this is not your standard Gold Creek Trail hike.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

We will meet at 9 am in the Gold Creek Trailhead parking lot and then shuttle some of the cars to  GM-1 gate.

This is not your standard Gold Creek to Green Mountain summit hike.   It is longer and has about a quarter of mile completely off trail to view the Tin Mine Falls but it would be hard to label this as a scramble as the off trail portion is very easy.   Parts of the on trail hike are a little steeper than the standard Gold Creek Trail.

We will meet in the Gold Creek Trailhead parking lot and then shuttle a limited number of cars to the GM-1 gate which is about 2 miles from the parking lot.   We will leave those cars at that location and proceed up the GM-1 road for about 1.5 miles before going off trail to see the falls where we will spend time to take as many pictures as the group would like.   After viewing this rarely visited feature we will return to GM-1 and hike that road until it intersects Beaver Pond Trail.   We will follow Beaver Pond until it intersects Gold Creek Trail and then take the somewhat primitive and completely unmarked Powerline Trail to the summit of Green Mountain, where we will eat lunch.  After lunch we will follow Vista Trail back to Gold Creek Trail and return to the parking lot where we will take the remaining cars and shuttle people back to the cars parked at GM-1.   The plan is to be back at the parking lot about 3 pm.

Route/Place

Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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