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. 


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.

The Green Lakes Trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from this trailhead. See "Permit Info" below for more details.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

At a Glance

Fees: Recreation Fee Area: $5/vehicle/day  – On-site payment available
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for visitors to the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Restrictions:
  • Wilderness restrictions apply
  • Maps of areas where special restrictions apply: 
  • Motorized and mechanical equipment (including bicycles and drones) are prohibited in the Wilderness
  • Groups must be under 12 people and 12 head of stock
  • Build campfires at least 100 feet away from water
  • Pack in / Pack out!
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” — please refrain from cutting, damaging, or gathering vegetation or other forest items (e.g. rocks, artifacts, etc.)
  • Please bury human waste 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet away from water
 
Closest Towns: Bend, Oregon
Passes: Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include:
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300

General Information

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

Activities

Day Hiking

See additional information under Backpacking.

Backpacking

If hiking when snow remains, please stay on trail or snow, rather than creating new trails and damaging fragile vegetation.

Horse Riding

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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.6 miles

  Elevation : 
5450 - 6800