Shining Lake Trail #510

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is in the Roaring River Wilderness.  This trail begins at Forest Road 4610-240 (4,680’) and ends at Shining Lake (3,920’).  From Forest Road 4610-240, travel north-northwest on Indian Ridge.  There are great views of Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams in the first mile.  Continue along Indian Ridge for 3.6 miles to the junction with a spur trail heading to the old Indian Ridge fire lookout (0.4 mile).  Take the right fork onto this trail (#510) and continue down the switchbacks 0.7 mile to Shining Lake.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail Open, but be alert for down trees, hanging limbs, debris, and trail damaged caused by the Labor Day windstorm and winter ice storm. Access roads are limited and require navigation and backcountry skills. Check Riverside Fire damage for closures.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clackamas River Ranger District - Estacada Ranger Station

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 and the trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
4.3 miles

  Elevation : 
3920' - 4800'


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