Green Lakes Trail

MODERATE 125 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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9 days ago

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

10 days ago

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

11 days ago

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13 days 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!

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14 days 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

16 days 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.

16 days 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.

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18 days ago

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

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22 days ago

Fantastic hike, jumping into the lake is worth the cold shock.

backpacking
23 days ago

Not much snow on the trail anymore (7/25/17.) Gradient is pretty mellow until the switchbacks towards the end of the hike. More trails than the Forest Service camp spot map shows. Before heading up the final small hill before the lake, stay right on the hiking path instead of left up the gravel walkway. This will lead you to find the camp spots MUCH easier. Bring your skeeter spray! Pretty buggy up there.

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25 days ago

26 days ago

We hiked this with our 13 and 11 year olds, plus a dog. We all had a fantastic time. It's a moderate hike with some switchbacks in the last mile, with two lakes at the end. Don't stop at the first one or you'll miss the bigger and better one! The rangers greeting us at the beginning and end were great. Btw - bring $5 for parking!

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28 days ago