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.
Serene Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Several lakes, a flower-filled meadow, late-summer huckleberries, and some dramatic views await on this remote and little-known loop hike, which is just one of several options in the area. You can visit mountain lakes here with just over a mile of walking."
--Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press).
"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."
--Douglas Lorain, 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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