Serene Lake Trail

Roaring River Wilderness Area, Oregon

Elevation Gain1,763ft
Trailhead Elevation4,617ft
Elevation Min/Max3951/4700ft
Elevation Start/End4617/4617ft

Serene Lake Trail

Serene Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Roaring River Wilderness Area. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 4,617 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,763 feet. This trail connects with the following: Frazier Mountain Road and Grouse Point Trail #517.

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100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Douglas Lorain
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"At the headwaters of the Roaring River, a major tributary of the Clackamas River, lies a lake-dotted mountain wonderland that appeals to hikers of all ages. Youngsters enjoy swimming in the lakes and getting a purple tongue from munching on yummy huckleberries. Older travelers appreciate the viewpoints, the rugged scenery, and the fields of wildflowers. What persons of all ages hate are the mosquitoes, which are also drawn to the area’s lakes. Visit in late August or September, when most of the bugs are gone and the berries are at their delicious best. This loop has several possible starting points. The most popular is Frazier Campground, but the access road there is too rough for most passenger cars. Another option is Hideaway Lake, but that follows a much more crowded trail. The recommended starting point is Cripple Creek."

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Lots of ups and downs with beautiful views. Had a nice swim in Serene lake and saw lots of fish jumping. Hike is mostly shaded, which is nice for the climbs.

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Trail Information

Roaring River Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Roaring River Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Green Trails No. 492 Fish Creek Mountain, No. 493 High Rock
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