Green Lakes Trail

MODERATE 144 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
1213 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.

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, haven’t done it in a year or so but looking forward to my next trip. Camped up here then went up the side of south sister

backpacking
1 month ago

Are there enough campsites around the lake for backpackers

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Not a lot of switchbacks or steep climbs. Beautiful views. I loved hiking along the water.

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2 months ago

Hi, for those who recently hiked the trail Do I need to worry about snow on some trails? thanks

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2 months ago

Amazing hike along Fall Creek to Green Lakes. Arrived at the trailhead around 9am and had no trouble parking. The views of South Sister and Broken Top were spectacular, not to mention the beautiful creek and lakes.

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3 months 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
3 months 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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