Green Creek

Bridgeport, California 93517

Green Creek

Green Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Green Creek slices eastward from the high peaks along Yosemite’s northeast border, tumbling deeply through the rugged landscape of Hoover Wilderness. Multiple lakes nestle in its mountainous watershed, striking specimens of Jeffrey pine stand fast on the surrounding slopes, and the wilderness offers a quieter alternative than the backcountry bustle of Yosemite and the eastern Sierra farther south."

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Hiking Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Bubba Suess
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"This long hike enters a large canyon cutting into the Eastern Sierra. Drained by Green Creek, several lakes are scattered around a remote basin beset by rugged, metamorphic peaks."
Top Trails Yosemite (Wilderness Press)
Jeffrey P. Schaffer & Elizabeth Wenk
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"Large, attractive Green Lake is one of the most easily reached backpacker lakes in the northern Yosemite area, and the hike up to it is enjoyable because of the diverse vegetation and the impressive views downcanyon from the multistep climb. You can continue on to camp at East Lake, set before a dramatic backdrop of Page and Epidote Peaks. Or, from Green Lake you can make a day hike up to alpine West Lake and even explore cross-country the isolated lakes beyond. For those staying in the Bridgeport or Lee Vining areas, the relatively short trail up to Green Lake (and even to East Lake) is a great day hike."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
5-7 hours
Swimming, Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls, Views, Wildflowers
Hoover Wilderness, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Local Contacts
Hoover Wilderness Map and Guide by the US Forest Service, USGS 7.5-min. Dunderberg Peak
Local Maps

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