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Greenwater Trail is a moderate 11.9 mile hike or horseback ride. The trail begins at 2,500 feet at the trailhead on FR #7033 and ends at 5,680 feet at Corral Pass Trailhead on FR #7174.

The trail takes off in an old harvest unit, then climbs along the Greenwater River in old-growth trees. At mile 1.7, it meets Lower Greenwater Lake, then at mile 2.2, hikers reach Upper Greenwater Lake and enter the Norse Peak Wilderness. At mile 3.2, the trail joins Lost Lake Trail #1185, and at mile 5.6 is the junction with Maggie Creek Trail #1186. At mile 6.6 is a spur trail to a campsite on the left, at the northern end of Echo Lake. At mile 7.4 is a small horse camp with tent sites and hitch rails, at the southern end of Echo Lake. To the east is Arch Rock Trail #1187.

After leaving Echo Lake, follow the trail to mile 9.5 and the junction with Hidden Lake Trail #1176-A. Begin climbing through old-growth trees to the junction with Rainier View Trail #1155. Continue ascending through old-growth forest into subalpine trees and on to Corral Pass.

Directions: From Enumclaw, Drive 20.3 miles east on State Hwy. 410 to Greenwater Road #70. Turn left and follow the road for 8.6 miles to trail sign. Turn right onto Forest Road #7033. The trailhead is on the right side of the road after 0.5 mile.

Elevation: 2,500 feet

Ending Elevation: 5,680 feet

Elevation Gain: 3,180 feet

Distance: 11.9 miles

Usage: Very Heavy

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington


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