Green Mountain Trail 782


Climb through old-growth timber the first mile before breaking out in to large meadows that give the mountain its name. By mid-summer these meadows are alive with every kind of flower imaginable, making it one of the loveliest trails in the North Cascades.

The trail enters the Glacier Peak Wilderness after one mile. After 2.5 miles, descend to a pair of small tarns (lakes). Find a backcountry toilet here. Please camp only at existing sites designated by fire-rings below the tarns. The last mile is very steep with switchbacks. Marmots live on these high grassy slopes and send out their alarm whistle, warning other marmots of your presence.

The lookout, built in 1933, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. On a clear day, the view from the top is breathtaking. Views extend to the north past Mt. Baker into Canada, east across to Glacier Peak, south to a string of snowcapped giants and west to the Puget Sound.

Please take care of the mountain's fragile sub-alpine environment by staying on trails and camping in established sites.

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Developed recreation sites including trailheads, restrooms, picnic areas, visitor centers, interpretive sites, boat launches, and campgrounds are temporarily closed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is still okay to park on a road next to the Forest and access trails; however, state and local ordinances may apply in some areas. Users must abide by all Federal, local, and state laws. Blocking, or impeding, vehicle traffic or damaging natural resources may result in citation and/or towing.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155.

General Information


From Darrington drive north eight miles on State Highway 530 toward Rockport to the Suiattle River Road 26.  Follow this road for 20.2 miles to Forest Service road 2680 on the left (north). Continue on this road for six miles to the trailhead.  Parking is very limited at the trailhead, do not block the turnaround. 

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4 miles

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  Elevation : 
3500 feet - 6500 feet