Green Lakes Trail

MODERATE 130 reviews
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Green Lakes Trail is a 9.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunriver, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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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hiking
11 days ago

Great rewards for this hike…. rapid flowing mountain stream with rapids, water falls and wild flowers. Ending at two lakes with outstanding view of South Sister and Broken Top mountains! It has it all. NFS guide list this as the most popular hike in Oregon. We could see why! Note to travelers (as of August 2017)… coming from Bend there is no sign on Cascades Parkway for trailhead parking! You enter on the right at the construction stop light and can miss if not paying attention (we did).

backpacking
24 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. Stopped at Green Lake and camped for the night. Do not be discouraged by the fact that this is 'highly trafficked.' We saw some trail runners and other day hike/backpackers, but nothing excessive, on a Saturday and Sunday. Everyone was kind and helpful. Bottom of the trail is more populated, by the time you get to Green lake there are less people. Planning a through hike to Green, then gold lake, then out via the Park Meadow trail, for next year.

The smaller green lake isn't that cold in August, I recommend going for a dip if your joints are hurting at all.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, even in the snow. We went in lateJune-earlyJuly, I would certainly go back to see it in the summer.

1 month ago

Easy ascent to the lakes. Would be nice for trail running

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike. Parking lot full by 10:30
Monday AM. Had to park in trailer spot, cost $5. A few steep hills but mostly slight incline to lake and slight decline to return. Go to second lake not first lake. Green lake is just past the first lake you come to. Waterfalls, butterflies, foot bridges. Had to carry the dog over 2 of them as she was not having any part of crossing the river on a log. AllTrails indicates hike is 9.1 miles, map my run indicates length is 11.4 miles. Long hike but well worth the views!

hiking
1 month ago

-Completed on 8/5/2017
The trail was completely snow free. The first 3/4 of the trail is pretty level/moderate with a ton of small waterfalls and river views. Wildflowers are out like crazy right now. The first lake you come across has a great view of Broken Top reflecting if low wind. Stay on the trail to continue up a steep portion that leads to an upper viewpoint with unobstructed views of Broken Top and South Sister. The view is AMAZING and well worth the steep hike of the last section. Green Lake is next to the first lake you see, and is not the final stopping point of the trail. Green Lake offers an incredible view of South Sister. One of the best hikes in the state

1 month ago

Gorgeous! Very moderate climb and flat last mile
To lake. Wildflowers galore and butterflies everywhere. Mostly shaded and cooler as you start to reach lake. Great to escape hot summer heat.

1 month ago

Gorgeous! Very moderate climb and flat last mile
To lake. Wildflowers galore and butterflies everywhere. Mostly shaded and cooler as you start to reach lake. Great to escape hot summer heat.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing! Great moderate hike, plenty of things to see along the way.

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