Three Sisters Loop via Green Lakes Trail #17

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Three Sisters Loop via Green Lakes Trail #17 is a 47.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 47.4 miles Elevation Gain: 7,001 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

A variety of trailheads can be chosen for the full loop, but this is probably one of the shortest hikes, starting from Green Lakes Trailhead. Starting outside of the Pole Creek Boundary is recommended.

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4 months ago

The trail as listed here is not possible. As noted by another reviewer, this route just follows the boundary between two national forests. This boundary happens to go directly over the summits of the three peaks. This is not a possible route. If, instead, you were to take the Green Lakes Trail on the East side of the mountains, you could put together a real loop. I have done a route similar to this, which will put the trip at roughly 60 miles. Absolutely outstanding views. Plenty of water along the entire way. You go through some burned areas on the east side. Tons of pika, marmots, and crazy mushrooms on the west side. Incredible views of Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Bachelor, and Broken Top throughout.

Parked at Devils lake parking and Started with a climb up South Sister. A tough slog to say the least even with ditching our full packs and just carrying water. The top of South Sister has a glacier bowl of snow that you can walk across. Spent the first night at green lake. Day 2 took us though the burn on the East side of the sisters. Grab water in the streams, it’s the last for 10 miles. Went off trail to spend the night at Yapoah lake. A little tough getting in and out but worth it. Day 3 we went around the northern most point of the trail and through the lava fields. We spent the night at some small no name pond right on trail 7 miles from the devils lake parking.

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

What is marked as "trail" is the boundary line between the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests. Terrible map.

Fri Sep 09 2005

Trails.com has been informed that the best number to use to reach the ranger station is 541-549-7700, not the one listed in the complete guide. Be sure to use the updated one instead.

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