Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes

An easy, 4 mile hike with 500 ft in elevation gain to a moderate or an 11-14 mile hike with 1,500 feet of elevation gain. A walk through old growth forest in a pretty river valley with scenic bridges crossings in the Norse Peak Wilderness. The route is open to horses.

driving directions

From SR 410 near Greewater, drive Forest Road 70 to the Greenwater Lakes Trailhead.

on the trail

greenwater lakes

Hike the Greenwater Lakes Trail (No. 1176) 2 miles to Greenwater Lakes.  It's 500 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 2,900 ft.  This is a nice easy day hike through old growth forest along the Greenwater River.

lost lake

From Greenwater Lakes hike 1.2 miles to the junction with the Lost Lake Trail (No. 1185) which crosses the river, switchbacks up the hillside and climbs up the Lost Creek valley.  Pass the small Quinn lake is passed about 2.4 miles from thee junction, and reach Lost Lake 2.6 mile from the junction.  It's 11 miles round trip and 1,500 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 4,000 ft.

Echo Lake

From Greenwater Lakes hike 1.2 miles to the junction with the Lost Lake Trail (No. 1185). Continue on the Greenwater Lakes Trail (No. 1176) to Echo Lake. It's 14 miles round trip and 1,800 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 4,100 ft.

FOr leaders

Permit information

As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use". Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy, Moderate
  • Length: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,550 ft
  • 4,000 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Lester No. 239
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry
A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Aug 8, 2021
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes Aug 6
Foothills Branch

Backpacking Adventure Camp - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Backpacking
Mountaineers summer camp backpack in the Norse Peak Wilderness.
Difficulty: Easy, Moderate
Tue, Aug 10, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 8
Seattle Branch

Backpacking Adventure Camp - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Backpacking
Mountaineers summer camp backpack in the Norse Peak Wilderness.
Difficulty: Easy, Moderate
Wed, Aug 11, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 9
Seattle Branch

Backpacking Adventure Camp - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

Youth Youth activity: Summer Camp - Backpacking
Mountaineers summer camp backpack in the North Cascades.
Difficulty: Easy, Moderate
Thu, Aug 12, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Aug 10
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Greenwater Lakes

Day Hiking Trip
Wrap up your weekend with an afternoon/evening hike to Greenwater Lakes!
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Aug 12
Tacoma Branch
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  • Greenwater Lakes
  • Greenwater & Echo Lakes
  • Greenwater & Lost Lakes
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