Shining Lake Trail #510
ElevationAscent: 220' 67 m
Descent: -991' -302 m
High: 4,836' 1,474 m
Low: 3,936' 1,200 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“Trail #510 is a fun run along a ridge with views of Mt. Hood and Jefferson before dropping to the secluded Shining Lake.”— Sean Wittmeyer
The road to Fraizer Turnaround Trailhead is not maintained in the winter once you reach the dirt road (#240). Early spring commonly will have large snow drifts blocking access; runners tend to park as far as they can drive in.
The road has been dug up and is no longer accessible by vehicle as visible by several large trenches and dirt mounds, but it is pretty easy running for the majority of the first 4 miles. The trail splits off from the main ridge path to the north and opens up to what appears to be an old campsite and clearing before dropping into the lake basin.
The trail down to the lake crosses a few streams but is relatively clear all of the way down. The trail informally ends as you arrive to the east side of the lake next to the first of three developed primitive campsites.
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