Trip Report    

Day Hike - Greenwater, Echo & Lost Lakes

Gradual hike through lush old growth forest. There were many mushrooms along the way and fall colors were starting to show.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • There is a damaged bridge about halfway to the first lake.  This bridge was passable on our hike, but it is at an angle and the first section is a little challenging to get up onto.  Otherwise the trail is in excellent condition.  The first lake has easy lakeside access.   The second lake has a steep (but short) slope you have to go down in order to get to the lake shore.  Keep in mind that we only hiked to Greenwater Lakes, not past there. 

We met at the Enumclaw Ranger Station at 9:30am, condensed vehicles, drove to the trailhead (under an hour away) and started hiking at 10:45am.  The road is paved and in good condition all the way to the trailhead.  A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent must be placed in each vehicle at the trailhead.  There is a bathroom at the ranger station in Enumclaw and a pit toilet at the trailhead.  There were plentiful mushrooms of all different varieties along the trail.  It took us about an hour and a half to get to the second lake since we were hiking at a leisurely pace due to picture taking along the way and physical ability of some participants.  Our total hiking time was about 3 hours.  This hike is 4.4 miles roundtrip.  Elevation gain is minimal at about 500 ft.