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Washington Backcountry Trails

Green Lake


Green Lake

Green Lake

Definition of terms below
Location: Mt Rainier National Park
Directions: Head out Hwy 410, turn on to Hwy 165 and head to the Carbon River entrance of Mt Rainier Nat'l Park, 3 miles beyond the entrance, there is a pull off on the left side, trail is on the right
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation +/- 1100 ft elevation gain
Distance: 3.5 miles round trip
Rating: 8 out of 10
Fishing: Did not try
Scenery: Cool forest hike, big trees
Map: Printable Topo Map


Green Lake is a beautiful place. I did not see anyone else on the trail this day. No camping is permitted.

This is a great hike to start out a day. Hiking through the forest over and around tree roots, then you meander along coming to Ranger Creek Falls, which is worth a look. Then continue up to the lake, it is pretty brushy and the views of the surrounding hills are worth the trek.

It is really nice up there, the peace and quiet are a nice addition.

Do it again? Yes


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