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



Backpack - Greenwater & Echo Lakes

Backpacking Trip
See the scenic Greenwater River valley, and beyond it some of the effects of the
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Aug 13
Tacoma Branch
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  • Greenwater Lakes
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  • Greenwater & Lost Lakes
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