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Phillips Lake South Shore Trail

Intermediate

Trail

6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 107' 33 m
Descent: -105' -32 m
High: 4,101' 1,250 m
Low: 4,074' 1,242 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

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This trail winds along Phillips Lake offering scenic views of the lake and the Elkhorn Mountains.

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The Phillips Lake South Shoreline trail begins near the Southwest Shore Campground and ends near the south side of Mason Dam.

The trail traverses the southerly banks of the reservoir through grasslands and young ponderosa pine trees. It is a scenic trail and offers outstanding views of the lake and the Elkhorn Mountains. The numerous coves and inlets make it easy to see wildlife along the ride.There are only short uphills on this trail and overall it is very easy. There is some exposure along the way and this makes the trail more of an intermediate ride.

This trail can be ridden with the Phillips Lake North Shore Trail to make a large loop. You'll just need to ride on Hudspeth Lane to connect the two trails at the west end and cross the dam at the east end.

You can also turn onto the Rim Rock Trail to get some extra miles in on your ride.

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Aug 27, 2019
Courtney Latter
May 21, 2019
Brittany Boulet
6.6mi
Apr 23, 2019
Michael Paul
3 down trees, 90% dry though... 13.5mi — 2h 04m
Sep 3, 2017
Squares Ryan
Oct 1, 2016
Bert Hui
Dry, windy 3.5mi — 12h 30m

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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#379

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#14,590

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Leaving Mason Dam on my return trip.
Apr 24, 2019 near Baker City, OR

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