Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes

Trip

Day Hike - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

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  • Strenuous
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

We will meet at 7am at the Enumclaw Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw, WA 98022.   After a quick check in, we will proceed to the  Greenwater Lakes parking lot.    At the trailhead we will introductions, gear adjustments and a discussion on the skills focus for August.  

Skills focus for August are Emergency shelter, Leave No Trace Practice.

Directions to the trail head:
Take I-5 south to SR 18 at Exit 142A. Follow Highway 18 into Auburn and take the SR 164 exit. Head left on SR 164 through Enumclaw to SR 410. Turn left onto SR 410 and drive about 20 miles through the town of Greenwater, past the fire station to FR 70 on the left. Follow FR 70 a little over nine miles to FR 7033. Take a right and follow the road to the trailhead. Northwest Forest Pass required.

Northwest Forest Pass required

More details will be emailed out on the Friday before the hike.

Echo Lake is one of the lakes on the Tacoma Branch Mt Rainer Perimeter Lakes list. 

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

Athena, a dog will be hiking with the group, please be comfortable hiking with dogs before signing up for this hike.

Route/Place

Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes


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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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