Green Lakes Trail #17

HARD 9 reviews
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Green Lakes Trail #17 is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sisters, OR that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until September.

5.3 miles 846 feet Out & Back



Green Lakes Trail #17 actually extends northward from the Green Lakes basin to skirt the eastern flanks of all three of the Sisters until it intersects with the Scotts Pass Trail #4068. Total one way distance is 22.4 miles.

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23 days ago

amazing! loved every minute. nice assortment of uphill, downhill, flat, awesome views.

4 months ago

I loved this hike! There are so many beautiful scenes. The trail was complicated during this time of year due to snow covering the path. We ended up hiking 13 miles instead of the 9 miles that it shows but it was well worth the effort! I do wish they had more signs to guide you through the path.

5 months ago

Love this trail! The log bridge is a bit scary for a dog that's too big to carry...

1 year ago

1 year ago

Did this trail last week and combined it today with the Soda Creek Trail which leaves from the same parking lot. Streams are much more doable that last week but the beautiful flowers on the Soda Creek trail won't last long so if you're interested get out soon.

2 years ago

Amazing spot- great scenery and lakes are pristine. Tough going in after a long night in downtown Bend but a quick hike out.

2 years ago

Hiked the 4.2 to the amazing lake. Really nice hike. Almost all up hill, but the grade is easy. We ran most of the way back to the car. Great stream runs along side of the trail almost the entire length. Some shade some sun.

5 years ago

The whole hike follows a creek which has some great white water view, this along with the lush green landscape makes for a beautiful hike, it transports you out of the high desert, brown, to somewhere unlike Central Oregon...Green. You can't see the mountains very well till near the top. The lake is so clean and pristine.
I would definitely recommend this hike to a friend.
If you are a fast hiker, time up is about -1.5 hours and done about 1 hour.

6 years ago

Loved this hike, it was beautiful.