Is your pawtastic pup holding his leash and waiting at the door? Why not take them to the Fred Cleator Interpretive Trail in Greenwater, Washington? This hiking trail is part of the natural area of the Forest State Park, in the Mount Rainer area of the state. The entire park offers 619 acres of forested bliss and welcomes all visitors, especially those of the 4-legged variety!
This interpretive hike is perfect for beginner pups, and even those with more experience will love it just the same as the terrain is mostly level. You will enjoy lots of quality time together and scenic beauty on this out-and-back trail which runs for 1.30 miles.
This trail runs along the White River, where your pup can enjoy a quick cool down in the rushing waters which flow directly from the mountain. You will be educated along the way with posted facts about the flora and fauna native to this area. Pup is required to be on leash here for the safety of all who love to visit. If you get tired or just want to relax and enjoy the views, there are benches along the trail to sit down.
There are picnic tables that you and your pup are welcome to use scattered throughout the trail and near the interpretive center. Drinking fountains and restrooms are at the trailhead for your convenience. You will need to bring your pup’s leash and appropriate clothing for the changing weather in Washington. Bug repellant is advised.
There is a parking fee, but you also have the option of parking on the road, just outside of the gate, for no charge. Have a great time in the Greenwater area on this trail which meanders through the forested natural area of this state park.
The water sources here are mountain snow runoff, so be careful as the year-round temperatures can be quite cold. Take care to make sure your pup does not stay in the water too long. Also, this trail can become muddy in the rainy season and during the winter months.