Green Lakes via Fall Creek Hike
From Oregon Hikers Field Guide
- Start point: Fall Creek Trailhead
- Ending Point: Green Lakes
- Trail Log: Trail Log
- Hike Type: Out and Back
- Distance: 8.4 miles round trip
- Elevation gain: 1150 feet
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Seasons: Summer-Early Fall
- Family Friendly: No
- Backpackable: Yes
- Crowded: Yes
After the first half mile, you hike past 1.5 miles of steadily impressive waterfalls along Fall Creek. Eventually the trail, and the creek, level out at about 6000' and there are some meadows. Once you get through the meadows, you slowly climb again to the Green Lakes area. There are two switchbacks on this part, the only switchbacks you encounter on the whole route. Near the end of the hike you will pass an outlet creek from the lakes, with a ridge on the opposite side that contains obsidian.
Fees, Regulations, etc.
- Northwest Forest Pass required.
- There are limited camping sites available in Green Lakes area, and backpackers can only camp in designated areas.
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