Dogs need to be on-leash in Three Sisters Wilderness on: Green Lakes, Moraine Lakes, South Sister, Soda Creek, Todd Lake and Crater Ditch Trails, from July 15 to September 15.
This popular trail leaves from the Green Lakes/Soda Creek trailhead and proceeds north up Falls Creek to Green Lakes and continues to the pass between the South Sister and Broken Top above Green Lakes. At the pass the Green Lake Trail #17 becomes the Green Lakes Trail #4070.
At a Glance
The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness Permits are required for both day-use and overnight travel in the Wilderness from Memorial Day Weekend until Oct. 31. Permits are available at the trailhead.
Directions: Green Lakes Trailhead is 27 miles west of Bend on Century Drive.
If hiking when snow remains, please stay on trail or snow, rather than creating new trails and damaging fragile vegetation. Mosquitoes are quite hungry early in the summer. This trail is one of the most popular in the Three Sisters Wilderness with little opportunity for solitude. Thus users are strongly encouraged to seek less visited trails, especially on weekends. Other Wilderness trails that offer lovely scenery and considerably more solitude include: Wickiup Plains Trail #12.1, Mirror Lakes Trail #20, Horse Lake Trail #2, Island Meadow Trail #3, Senoj Lake Trail #14.1, Corral Swamp Trail #8, and the Many Lakes Trail #15.
See additional information under Backpacking.
Horse Riding & Camping
Horses should not use the Green Lakes Trail until it melts entirely free of snow and dries out in late July or August. See additional information under Backpacking.