DISTANCE
44.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6663 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

snow

trail running
11 months ago

Trail ran this loop with the addition of going around South Sister a couple years back on Labor Day. Started out at Pole Creek Trailhead at the first trail junction headed north toward Alder creek and on to South Matheau lake. Headed south on the PCT. Lots of water on this section of trail down to junction w Moraine Lake trail. Headed east past Moraine Lake and then north up Green Lakes trail continuing north over the 7000 saddle and down into Park Meadow. From there the trail continues north. Dont go east or you will end up at Three Creeks Lake. Continuing north the trail passes several snow melting creeks which can be quite high depending on snow levels up above. Keep northbound and back to Pole Creek Trailhead and my vehicle. 50+ miles all in a days
trailrun....lol. Fantastic views!!! There is plenty of water on the west side PCT trail. I filtered my water and never packed any. Good luck and a amazing trail loop