Green Lakes Trail

MODERATE 102 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.

9.3 miles
1325 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




rock climbing

trail running






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.

7 hours ago

awesome hike. mostly flat. about 30-40% of the trail was covered in snow.

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3 days ago

Hike on Monday 07/10/2017. Took my two kids (11 year old boy and 14 year old daughter) with me. Still a lots of snow on the second half. Do not forget to take sunglasses because you will be on the snow for quite some time. (And hat and sunscreen of course.) We were in T-Shirt the whole time. Otherwise the hike is beautiful indeed. The trail follows Fall Creek all the way to Green Lakes. Fall Creek is beautiful. Many many falls along the way. The lake is very nice as well.

4 days ago

Great hike. Uphill the entire way to the lake which results in a long downhill return. The lake setting is rewarding once you arrive. There's still quite a bit of snow the last half mile or so.

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5 days ago

Great, enjoyable hike!! Did it today (1/2 way anyway) with my amazing 81 year old dad!! When the trail meets the first set of trailside rapids, TAKE A RIGHT along the river 75' and go down to the base of the waterfalls. MOST miss this waterfall.

Fantastic hike! Beautiful scenery. Enjoyed hiking through the snow. Totally worth it!!!

8 days ago

Beautiful hike along Falls Creek to Green Lake. I was surprised how amazing the views of the creek were, lots of small water falls. snow the last mile, but melting fast.

12 days ago

18 days ago

Took this trail on 6/30. Trailhead across the road from Sparks Lake right off Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Fall Creek Falls on your right about .5 miles into the trail. Hit snow shortly after the falls along with A LOT of mosquitoes near the falls. Trail gains more compact snow the further you go. Pretty easy to get off trail, but it follows the river most of the way if you get lost. Didn't have mine but micro spikes are recommended until more snow melts.

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2 months ago

A gorgeous trail! My only complaint is the rather scary (for my dog) log bridge...

3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike, we did this last August. It is very crowded though and good luck getting a campsite on Friday or Saturday night!

4 months ago

Amazing in August