Green River Lake Trailhead Location Map: See below for detailed trailhead information.

Green River Lake Trailhead Description

Green River Lakes trailhead is home to the majestic Squaretop Mountain, which towers over the sprawling river valley. The headwaters of the Green River can be found up the trail at Stroud Glacier, and anglers appreciate the backcountry fishing here. 

At the northernmost tip of the Wind River Range, this trailhead is located approximately 52 miles north of Pinedale with 21 miles of washboarded gravel and dirt road. The Forest Service Operated Green River Lakes Campground has 39 sites. 

This is a high-use area, and at an elevation of 8,000 feet is one of the lowest trailheads in the Winds. There is a large parking area at the trailhead including log structure toilets, drinking water, corrals and hitch rails.

Trailhead Provides Access To

Green River Lake Trailhead provides access to the northern Wind River Range and Bridger Wilderness including:

  • Popular Trails and/or Day Hikes Accessed:
    • Natural Bridge
    • Clear Creek Falls
    • Northern section of the Continental Divide Scenic Trail
  • Popular Lakes Accessed:
  • Popular Popular Peaks Accessed:
    • Squaretop Mountain
    • Gannett Peak

Trailhead Precautions
Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, and Gray Wolf sightings are often reported out of this area. Use precautions while hiking and fishing as well as camping to avoid dangerous situations with wildlife.
Bridger-Teton National Forest Reminders
Trailhead Information
Mountain Range

Wind River Mountain Range


Northern Wind River Range 52 miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming.


8,040 Feet


End of May thru mid October

Traffic Usage

High-use Trailhead

Official Forest Service Link

Forest Service Information »

Managing Ranger District

Pinedale Ranger District »