Green Lakes Trail


Dogs need to be on-leash on trails in the Three Sisters Wilderness (Green Lakes, Moraine Lakes,

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. 

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

Please check here for Green Lakes Basin management restrictions and a map of designated campsites.

At a Glance

Permit Info: 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.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Bend, OR
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Green Lakes/Soda Creek trailhead.
Information Center: Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions: Green Lakes Trailhead is 27 miles west of Bend on Century Drive.



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Day Hiking

See additional information under Backpacking.


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.

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  Area/Length : 
5.6 miles

  Elevation : 
5450 - 6800