Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

On the Kitsap Peninsula, this is a moderate, 5-9 mile loop day hike with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. The trail goes from the Gold Creek Trailhead through forests and meadows up to Green Mountain with views of Seattle and the Olympics.

on the trail

Green Mountain is the second highest point on the Kitsap Peninsula with two loop hike options from the Gold Creek trail head.

Gold Creek-Vista-Plummer

Hike the Gold Creek Trail to the Vista Trail and the summit of Green Mountain. Return the way you came for a round trip day hike or after descending the Vista Trail, take the trail towards Beaver Pond and then turn left to return via the Plummer Trail to make a loop trip.  This is 5 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain.

Gold Creek-Vista-Wildcat-Beaver Pond-Plummer

Hike the Gold Creek Trail to the Vista Trail and the summit of Green Mountain.  Descend the Vista Trail and take the Wildcat Trail to the Beaver Pond Trail. Shortly past Beaver Pond, turn right on the Plummer Trail to return.  This day hike is 9 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain.


Information for leaders

  • If you are hiking the entire trail as a day hike, please keep your party's size to 12.  If you're using the area for a field trip, you can take up to 30 but please do break into a few smaller groups.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • 1,639 ft
  • USGS Holly
  • USGS Wildcat Lake
  • WA DNR Green Mountain State Forest
  • Red Marker
    47.554306, -122.827098
    47.55430581 -122.82709837
  • Red Marker
    47.563293, -122.807829
    47.5632928806 -122.80782938

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Tin Mine loop route which starts flat then heads uphill with roots and rocks on
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Mar 24, 2018
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration closes Mar 22
Kitsap Branch

Navigation Field Trip - Green Mountain: Gold Creek Trail

Navigation Field trip: Wilderness Navigation
Students who have successfully completed the eLearning workshop or the classroom workshop will take part
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
No Prerequisites
18 participants 4 instructors
Registration closes Sep 24
Kitsap Branch
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