A Roaring Good Time in the Roaring River Wilderness

The six square-mile Roaring River Wilderness, about 70 miles from home, is a real treat – – – glacial-gouged lakes, open sub-alpine meadows, old-growth timber, huckleberries and rough terrain.

The views are excellent of Mt. Hood and the surrounding area.

After parking near Hideaway lake, I spent 6 1/2 hours on a beautiful, sunny day hiking a 12 1/2-mile loop with many steep ascents and descents along the way.

Shellrock Lake, the Rock Lakes, Serene Lake and Cache Meadow were some of the highlights of the trek.

Shellrock Lake


Lower Rock Lake

Pearly Everlasting

Serene Lake

Many blowdowns over the trail to be navigated


Mt. Hood over Serene Lake

Lower stretch of trail

Vine Maple leaves




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