Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail #1610

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The Phillips Lake South Shoreline trail begins on the south side of Mason Dam and ends near Southwest Shore Campground. The trail traverses the southernly banks of the lake (actually a reservoir) through grasslands and young growth ponderosa pine forests. It is a scenic trail and offers outstanding views of the lake and the Elkhorn Mountains for summer and winter travelers. Numerous coves and inlets provide opportunities for viewing waterfowl, shore birds, and occasionally deer and elk. The multi-season trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. This trail is one of several mountain bike and hiking trails that are found in the Phillips Lake Trail system.
Difficulty level: Although there are some short sections with moderate grades, the trail is an 'easy' level.
Maps: The Phillips Lake South Shoreline 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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Recent Trail Check-ins     (6 total check-ins)
  William V. Ganis   on Sep 18, 2019
  watusi512   on Apr 23, 2019
  drchzsteak   on Sep 30, 2017
  CFM   on Aug 31, 2017
  Hap Proctor   on Aug 22, 2017
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Reviews (3)


October 31, 2017
Review: Nice XC ride along the lake edge with beautiful views. If riding a loop with the North Shoreline trail, I would suggest a clockwise direction for safety reasons on the highway section near the dam on the east edge of the lake. There is a blind curve without a road shoulder if you are riding counter clockwise.

Similar Trail: Timothy Lake


September 29, 2017
CFM Epic  
Review: We started on the west end just off the gravel road and rode toward the dam. Nice flowing singletrack with great views of the lake. Not technical at all. Once over the dam we used the North Shoreline Trail for a return route.

Granny Gear

July 6, 2015
Review: We camped at the South Shore campground, which is dry camping. We started at the South shoreline TH. The single track is an easy ride, not technical, and would be a great family or beginner/leisure ride. The trail is in great shape.

Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail #1610 MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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