Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #1608

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Trail Description
About this trail
The Phillips Lake North Shore trail traverses the northern banks of Phillips Reservoir connecting Mason Dam Boat Launch, Union Creek Campground, Social Security Point, Mowich Loop to a western access point near Hudspeth Lane. Throughout the year trail users will encounter outstanding views while traveling through young growth ponderosa pine forests, grasslands, meadows and historic rock dredge piles bordering the reservoir. Numerous coves and inlets provide opportunities for viewing waterfowl, shorebirds and deer. As a year-round facility, visitors can enjoy the trail for hikes, on their mountain bikes or on crosscountry skiis. This trail is one of several mountain bike, hiking and equestrian trails that is found in the Phillips Lake Trail system.
Advisory: The westernmost portion of the trail past Mowich Loop Picnic Area may be underwater in the early Spring when the reservoir is at its fullest.
Difficulty level: Although there are some short sections with moderate grades, the trail is at an 'easy to more difficult' level.
Maps: The Phillips Lake North Shore trail overview and map (210 KB) provides a quick one page overview of the trail, the facilities and directions on how to get there. The Phillips Lake Trail map (1.2 Mb, PDF) shows more details for the northern and southern trails around the lake and adjacent area.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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September 29, 2017
CFM Epic  
Review: We rode this trail in conjunction with the South Shoreline Trail to make a loop around the lake. The trail picks up at the boat launch a little way up the road from the dam. More of the same flowy singletrack. There's a bit of pavement through a campground. Interesting routing through the lowlands at the western end.

Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #1608 MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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