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blue Green Lakes

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Trail

9.6 mile 15.4 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,154' 352 m
Descent: -1,154' -352 m
High: 6,561' 2,000 m
Low: 5,444' 1,659 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Casey Tucker

This is a great hike to Green Lakes with great views. Don't expect the place to yourself though, as it's popular!

Casey Tucker

Features Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked

Before you head into the woods, make sure to fill out your free permit at the start. These are used for tracking people and making sure you are safe.

Overview

Come experience an amazing hike with great views. This trail can be crowded, especially when the horses come out. Thankfully, there's a large parking lot to accommodate the high traffic.

Need to Know

• Make sure to fill out a permit at the trailhead.
• This is very popular for horses.
• You can camp at the lake.

Description

This trail is used as a good starting point for many other trails in the area, and you can branch off at a few points or go all the way to the lake. You are able to camp at the lake, however it is first-come-first-served.

This trail is very scenic, passing many waterfalls and crossing a stream four times. The trail is plenty wide at the start, easily allowing 3-4 people abreast, and gets smaller as you carry on, narrowing to a bit wider than singletrack at the end.

You can either head back the way you came or take a side trail down, or head towards Broken Top or South Sisters if you are feeling fresh and frisky.

Flora & Fauna

Pine trees abound in this high-elevation area.

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Jun 17, 2019
Jake Schaner
Snow drifts and then just slushy on top but firm below snow pack at about 2 miles in.
Sep 6, 2018
Kyle Trahan
Sep 3, 2018
Zachary Roberts
Loved this trail. My girlfriend and I hiked up and spent the night next to South Sister. Beautiful place to wake up 9.6mi
Aug 18, 2018
Tilman Giese
Aug 6, 2018
Eric Faubry
May 27, 2018
Matthew JkD
Feb 22, 2018
Chris Henningsen
Nov 12, 2017
Kristen M

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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  4.3 from 7 votes
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