Soda Creek 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. 


After crossing a flat lodgepole pine forested lava flow, the trail ascends steadily up the Soda Creek drainage through several vegetation zones. This is a primitive trail with no footbridges over streams, thus requiring hazardous fords at high water during early season snow melt. Upper elevation portion of this trail does not usually melt free of snow until mid-summer.

This trail leaves from Green Lakes/Soda Creek Trailhead.

At a Glance

Permit Info: The Soda Creek Trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness Area 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 the Green Lakes/Soda Creek trailhead May 1st - September 30th.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions: This trail begins at the east end of the Green Lakes Trailhead, which is 27 miles west of Bend on Century Drive.



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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Elevation : 
5230 - 6000


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