Explore the most popular camping trails near Sunriver with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
1 day ago

Completed as a quick overnight. Arrived late afternoon on the Saturday and was quite surprised that we were able to get a parking spot. Most people were day hikers and were leaving as we were headed up. The mosquitoes were out in full force, but our bug spray kept most away. Pretty views of the sunset glow on Broken Top and sunrise glow on South Sister.

hiking
2 days ago

It was awesome, minus the mosquitos! We forgot bug repellent so that is on us. We plan to do this one again soon.

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful scenery in a old growth Douglas Fir forrest. Still snow on the trail on July 3rd. Moraine Lake is gorgeous and provides breath taking views. Definitely worth going.

hiking
3 days ago

Great family hike. The third lake is definitely the best! Beautiful view almost the entire hike.

It was a great hike! Did it with a 20 lb pack and it wasn’t too bad (I’m new to hiking) The trail is maintained very well and the lake is beautiful from every angle. Plan to do again and hammock out over night!

it was stunning..start early the parking lot is packed

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike with Golden Retrievers (on leash) in July. Start early - this is a popular trail. You’ll need mosquito repellant!

Bring $5 for a pass in the parking area, and don’t forget to get a free backcountry permit at the trailhead.

hiking
14 days ago

This was a beautiful easy trail. The water is crystal clear. They're beautiful flowers along the way. You walk along the river for a lot of it. There is a bridge 2/3rds in. Pack a lunch and just enjoy the day. This hike turned out to be a four hour, 7.34 mile hike for us.

backpacking
19 days ago

6/26/18
Camping at lake was excellent for an early start to the summit, mid thirties at night, light wind.. Pretty much snow free. Sensitive area, no fires, upper canyon trail closed for restoration.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

One of my favorites in the area, and today was no different. Just small patches of snow left here and there. Mosquitoes were in full force - I forgot the bug spray and got destroyed.

One of my favorite hikes of Central Oregon, this is my 7th time hiking it! pretty easy hike. Starts along the creek by some beautiful waterfalls and makes it's way to the base of south sister. Makes good trail running if your up for it. very pretty!

hiking
24 days ago

So there are two different ways to get to Moraine Lake. You can go on the south Sister trail to the junction with Moraine Lake trail. This way is pretty steep in places but you do get a pretty dramatic view when you get to the Moraine Lake trail. The other way is to go on the Green Lakes trail for about 2 miles until it meets up with the Moraine Lake trail. This way is my favorite - the grade is much easier and the trail is a lot more scenic. Also on the Green Lakes trail when you get a little more than a half mile in follow a small side trail downstream for a peek at the redundantly named but quite dramatic Falls Creek Falls.

hiking
26 days ago

The approach isn't that interesting - a walk along the river with only occasional views, but the basin around Green Lake is lovely. In mid-June there were still a few snow patches but easily negotiable.

This was an amazing hike from start to finish! The majority of the time you are next to the river and in a pine forest that provides some nice shade. The last third or so is opposite the old lava/obsidian flow, which provides for some other worldly sights as well. The finale at the lakes is just spectacular and well worth the effort to get there. It really is a hike with something for everyone. At this time of year (June 7) the trail was still about 50-60% snow-covered, but the path in the snow was well worn and easy enough to follow. The lakes are partially frozen still, but that just adds to the beauty. I can see why this trail is so popular but ended up seeing only about 10 other hikers on the path.

hiking
1 month ago

I did the hike over Memorial Day weekend and the trail was still 90% covered in snow. I would definitely recommend waterproof shoes/yak tracks/snow shoes. The lakes were still frozen over but still beautiful as ever. The two lakes sit in between broken top and south sister. Give yourself more time than you think. The snow makes it difficult to follow the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

5/20/18: Amazing hike with great views. Still a lot of snow (~4-5 foot drifts). Might need to wait a little later in the season to get easier access to the trails.

hiking
5 months ago

Had the trail to myself except for a few fishermen. Trail got a little soft and muddy in places as the day went on so go early when it's still frozen.

horseback riding
6 months ago

My favorite time of year to hike the Green Lakes trail is in the late summer to see the wildflowers. I've also been in the late fall (snowfall permitting) though and it was just as beautiful!

backpacking
8 months 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
8 months ago

Are there enough campsites around the lake for backpackers

hiking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

backpacking
9 months ago

Camped at Moraine Lake after the first snow. The trail was steep and well packed until first sight of South Sister. At that point, snowshoes would have helped as every other step broke through the 2+ feet of snow. Extraordinary sunrise view of South Sister. Trail coming down was difficult where packed snow had turned to ice.

hiking
10 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
10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Quite steep throughout the ascent. But worth the sweat when you crest to see the lake. Water was crystal clear and was too inviting to not take a dip. I'm out of shape and this was a fairly serious challenge for me. You young bucks won't have much problem however. Nice camping spots if you decide to pack in the overnight gear and some epic views to take in when you get settled.

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

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