Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes


Day Hike - Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes

Admire the fall colors and mushrooms as we hike up the Greenwater River canyon through both old growth and deciduous forests to sparkling Greenwater Lakes, where we have our lunch before returning by the same route.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at 9:30 AM at the Enumclaw Ranger Station.

We will consolidate cars at the Enumclaw Ranger Station and then drive to the trailhead on an entirely paved route (SR 410 and Forest Road 70).  It is less than an hour's drive from the ranger station.  This is a short, easy hike through a scenic forest to two pristine lakes, the second of which is our lunch stop and turnaround point.  Fall colors and mushrooms may abound.  There are restrooms at the meeting place and at the trailhead.  A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent must be displayed by each car at the trailhead.  


Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes

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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