Serene Lake Trail #512


This trail is in the Roaring River Wilderness.  The trail provides access to several lakes along the trail.  Combine this trail with Grouse Point Trail #517 for a 10 mile loop.

This trail begins at the end of Frazier Turnaround (4,600’) (Forest Road 4610-240) and ends at Grouse Point Trail #517 (4,760’).  From Frazier Turnaround, the trail travels west through old growth trees for the first 0.5 mile.  The trail passes spur trails to Middle Rock Lake, Upper Rock Lake and eventually Lower Rock Lake in the next 0.2 mile.    For the next 1.3 miles the trail descends gradually after the Lower Rock Lake junction before climbing to Serene Lake.  Follow the trail another 0.8 mile to the outlet of Serene Lake and a campsite on the west shore.  The trail leaves Serene Lake after 0.1 mile and climbs to the ridge.  Continue 0.7 mile to the intersection with Grouse Point Trail #517.  To make a 10 mile round-trip loop, turn left on Grouse Point Trail #517 and follow it for 6.4 miles back to Frazier Turnaround.

Trail Description & Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas River Ranger District (971) 333.4100

General Information


From Portland, OR - 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

Alternative access from Grouse Point Trail #517 and Shellrock Lake Trail #700



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  Area/Length : 
3.6 miles

  Elevation : 
4000' - 4760'


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