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Greenwater Lakes
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There are two small lakes that comprise Greenwater Lakes. Both offer a relaxing place for a picnic and are a good place to do some fishing! The path takes you past a small but intriguing waterfall and the Greenwater River stays along your side for much of the hike. The trail begins wide and open but quickly enters the dense forest. At about 1.5 miles from the trailhead the river speeds up and flows through a narrow gorge, making quite a scene of beauty. A couple bridges here help you cross the river and you will find Lower Greenwater Lake after the second. The trail climbs from here and crosses the river again before taking you to Upper Greenwater Lake.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Lake 4 mi 1 / 5 7.8 / 10 800 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs

Accessibility
May-October

Permits
Federal Northwest Forest Pass

Maps
Green Trails: #239 Lester
USGS: Noble Knob
 
Hike Featured In...
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By John Zilly
Driving Directions:
From Seattle, drive east on I-90, south on I-405 and then south on Highway 169 to Enumclaw. In Enumclaw, drive south on Highway 410 18.8 miles past mile marker 26. Turn Left on FSR 70 and drive 9.7 miles. Turn right on FSR 7033 and drive 0.2 miles to the trailhead.
Contact Information:
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Snoqualmie Ranger District - Enumclaw Office
450 Roosevelt Ave. E.
Enumclaw, Washington 98022
Tel: 360.825.6585
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/

Greenwater Lakes - From dmpjporter94's hike report on Sunday, June 20, 2010.
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