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Green River Gorge Swimming Hole

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Unmarked trailhead at the red gate.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Hiking trail along the old four-wheel drive road.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Conifer forest in the Green River Gorge.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Green River Gorge backcountry campsite just above the swimming hole.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Green River Gorge.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Conifer forest in the Green River Gorge.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Green River Gorge swimming hole.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Green River Gorge.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
  • Green River Gorge swimming hole and campsite.- Green River Gorge Swimming Hole
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Secluded swimming hole. Backcountry campsite. Scenic gorge.
Cons: 
0.7-mile walk-in.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Location Type: 
River (moving slowly)
Cliff jumping: 
No
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Thu

Clear throughout the day.
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Fri

Light rain overnight.
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Green River Gorge Swimming Hole is the classic "locals" spot that is little known by outsiders. From its unmarked trailhead (find the red gate on the north side of Enumclaw Franklin Road SE) it is a short and gradual walk down to the Green River.

Once you reach the bend in the river, you'll find an established, primitive campsite and a pebbly beach that is perfect for summer campfires. More importantly, the river slows under exposed sedimentary cliff walls and creates a private, deep pool that is ideal for taking a dip and cooling off.

To experience the best views of the gorge, head 2.0 miles further northeast on Enumclaw Franklin Road SE all the way to the Bridge Overlook, where numerous creeks cascade into the 300-foot deep canyon.

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