This truly is a Cascade Classic! 2:15 to the TH from north Seattle in the sedan. Start high and get higher. A quick walk through mature forest brings you to the meadows Green Mt. is famous for. Lupine, Paintbrush, Tiger Lily, and Columbine are rioting. Time passes quickly on the well graded, no obstacle path. Plenty of fresh water filling the creeks in the basin where people camp. Watch for marmots! The switchbacks definitely steepen for the last long mile to the top. No lookout in site, but the views, oh, the eye-candy! Perhaps 100 named peaks are visible from here, with Dakobed (Glacier Peak) stealing the show. During lunch we were treated to an immature eagle hunting nearby. Wings back, he made a wooshing sound as he dove towards his prey. In a similar situation, we heard, then watched as a local fighter jet buzzed his way down the Suiattle, about 4000' below us.
8 miles R/T, 3000' gain, 2:10 up, 1:35 down
Hiked the trail with my family when I was only a toddler. From what my parents tell me, I climbed the majority of the trail myself, even as a little kid. Heh. Can't remember much, however, so I hope to revisit Green Mountain again.
great trail with great views