Shining Lake

Estacada, Oregon 97023

Shining Lake

Shining Lake Professional Review and Guide

"If your car can handle the rough road to the trailhead, the hike into Shining Lake is a relatively easy route that leads to that rarest of phenomena, a scenic mountain lake that is almost never crowded. As with most lakes in our mountains, you should expect plenty of mosquitoes in July. Due to the bugs, it is usually more enjoyable to make this hike either at huckleberry time in late August or fall-color time in October."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Late August to mid-October
Clackamas River Ranger District (Mount Hood National Forest)
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Fish Creek Mountain, High Rock
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018