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Rock Lakes, Serene Lake, Frazier Turnaround Trail

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Mount Hood National Forest

Rock Lakes, Serene Lake, Frazier Turnaround Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estacada, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,761 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

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NOTE: Road leading to the trailhead is closed during the winter.

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Reviews (20)
Photos (60)
Recordings (13)
Completed (41)
Joelle Pearson
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BackpackingBugsOver grownRocky

We did this as a loop hike and stayed at Serene Lake on July 23. MOSQUITOS. We had a thermacel, which saved us, and cool winds in the morning. If it weren’t for that it would have been miserable. Lots of nice sites on the north/northeast side of serene lake, and a dope view of mt hood If you continue uphill!

Danyz Estevez
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HikingBugsMuddy

Did this hike July 3rd. The place is nice but the road to get there and the amount of mosquitoes make it impossible to enjoy it. I have an SUV and thought we wouldn't be able to make it to the trail head. Most vehicles in the parking lot were trucks. There are a lot of downed trees. I never saw Rock lakes. The Apple watch recorded 8.5 miles and it took us 4.5 hrs nonstop (thanks to the mosquitoes we couldn't even take a break to eat.)

Kalia S.
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HikingSnow

7.7 miles from the trailhead I meet snow and didn’t have enough clearance to continue. I am looking to try this again once my truck is out of there shop!

Tribal Queen
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Hiking

Road closed to motorized vehicles about 19 miles outside of trailhead during the winter.

Rose M
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HikingBugs

Went the last week of June. We started at hideaway lake campground because we didn’t want to take the road to Frazier. Pretty lakes but the bugs were out at full force even with lots of bug spray. Get to serene lake early to get a good campspot. We arrived at 4-5 and most of the good ones on the lake were taken

Tony Heiner
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Did the loop clockwise from Frazier turnaround. Gorgeous day! Road in was clear, rough, but clear save for a few puddles. Many two wheel drive low clearance vehicles at trail head. Trail was dry and clear most of the trip. No snow, few puddles, and some trees across trail in spots. No shortage of mosquitoes...

Michael Carroll
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BackpackingBugsMuddySnow

We did a counter clockwise loop overnighting at serene lake via the shell lake trail head. Still some snow patches but overall a good trail with not too many blow downs. Best views were on the way out above serene lake. Don’t forget to bring your fishing rod.

Mallory Ramsey
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The last 5 miles to the trail head is slow. A 4 wheel vehicle is needed. I would say it’s more of an overnight camping spot for the amount of work to get there.

mountain high
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First to Review

love this place......not the easiest to get to if you only drive a car unless you hike from shellrock lake. cuts down on the foot traffic also.

C T
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Will Toogood
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Adrienne Graham
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Carolyn Knaack
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Thomas Lahey
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Jennifer Milan
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Travis Biechele
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Vadim Maksyutenko
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Christopher Giroux
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Christopher Giroux
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