Green Lake Trail

Mount Rainier National Park
Located 14.8 miles from Buckley, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
3,862 Steps 1  (1.6 mi)


The Green Lake Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,488 ft (1,063 m), a minimum elevation of 2,270 ft (692 m), and an elevation range of 1,218 ft (371 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,8621.6 mi2,270 ft3,488 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.2 hrs99.61,195 ft181 ft
[ B to A ]
52 min15.1181 ft1,195 ft

What is the length of the Green Lake Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) or 3,862 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Green Lake Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 52 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Green Lake Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Old Baldy Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Bearhead Mountain, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Clear West Peak, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Golden Lakes, WA
  5. Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Wow, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA

Is there a Green Lake trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Green Lake Trail is located on the Mowich Lake topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.