Area Status: Open
This trail is in the Roaring River Wilderness. The trail has several views of the mountains to the north. From Roaring River, visitors can travel approximately 0.2 mile upstream to a beautiful waterfall. The west end of this trail is remote and the trail can be faint at times.
This trail begins at the end of Forest Road 4610-240 (4,640’) (Frazier Turnaround) and ends at Forest Road 4611 (2,360’). From Frazier Turnaround, head southwest towards Frazier Mountain. The trail passes Frazier Mountain to the south after 0.4 mile. The trail continues southwest 1.6 miles to Cache Meadows and the junction with Cache Meadow Trail #702 (4,380’). The trail travels north through the meadow to the ridge above Serene Lake and after 1.6 miles the trail reaches the junction with Serene Lake Trail #512 (4,760’). From the junction, the trail continues northwest 0.9 mile to Grouse Point (4,450’), and then continues a further 1.1 miles to the junction with Dry Ridge Trail #518 (4,000’). The trail then descends a steep hill for approximately 2.1 miles to Roaring River (1,600’). Cross Roaring River (this can be extremely challenging during high water) and continue 0.6 mile to the trailhead at Forest Road 4611 (2,360’).
Trail may be accessed via Dry Ridge Trail #518 which ends at it's intersection with Grouse Point Trail #517. If you go north (left) at this intersection the trail drops steeply to the Roaring River. Trail is not well maintained here. If you go south (right) on #517 at the Dry Ridge intersection, the trail leads to Serene Lake Trail #512, Cache Meadow Trail #702, and Frazier Turnaround in the Rock Lakes Basin area.
Trail Description & Map (PDF File)
At a Glance
Access from Frazier Turnaround and trailhead:
From Portland, travel east on US Hwy 26 to Sandy. Turn right (southwest) on OR Hwy 211 and travel 6.1 miles to OR Hwy 224. Turn left (southeast) on OR Hwy 224 and travel 30.2 miles to Oak Grove Fork Road (Forest Road 57) (approximately at milepost 50). Turn left (east) on Oak Grove Fork Road and travel 7.4 miles to High Rock Road (Forest Road 58).
Turn left (north) and travel 5.8 miles to Forest Road 4610. Turn left onto Forest Road 4610 and travel 1.2 miles to Forest Road 4610-240. Follow Forest Road 4610-240 for 4.4 miles to Frazier Turnaround and the trailhead.
Access from Dry Ridge Trail #518 at the Roaring River Campground
Located on OR-224 about 17 miles southeast of Estacata.