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North Shore Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 461' 141 m
Descent: -333' -101 m
High: 1,085' 331 m
Low: 937' 285 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Off-leash
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Trail shared by Dederick Siedler

A rolling singletrack on the north shore of Lookout Point Reservoir.

Dederick Siedler

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly The last section is good for less experience riders. The suggested route is an out-and-back from the campground at the east end.

Description

The North Shore Trail follows the north shore of Lookout Point Reservoir.

From Eugene, take Highway 58 east to Lowell by crossing Dexter Reservoir into Lowell. Once in Lowell, turn right onto W. Boundary Road and follow to the top of the Lookout Point reservoir dam. From the dam, ride east on the road to the trailhead at 0.8 miles.

About 4 miles in, the trail comes back out to the road for 1/2 mile. Look for another marker to drop you back towards the lake. The trail soon crosses the Signal Point Boat Ramp, its a good spot to regroup and snack. Soon you'll arrive at Ivan Oaks Campground. This is a good place to stop, fill with water at the campground pump and ride the road back to the car. The trail does continue from here for the more adventurous for a few more miles; eventually you can make it to the North Shore Tie.

This ride has no significant climbs, but it is technical at times. Muddy crossings and climbs and roots and rocks are common in the first half; the second half gets smoother and quicker. A recommended ride for a beginner or youngster would be the last section from Ivan Oaks to the boat ramp.

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May 29, 2020
Brian Megert
This trail is in immaculate shape. Thanks to the folks who did trail maintenance; it definitely wintered well. Couple of wet spots here and there.
Jul 27, 2018
Kori Neessen
Jun 9, 2018
cj du
May 6, 2018
Joshua Woodard
Mollie and I first run
Feb 10, 2018
Justin Price
Jul 2, 2017
Jon Darling
Very overgrown with thorny foliage; expect lots of scrapes and scratches. Not very fun to ride currently, Do to low visibility of the actual trail.
Jun 21, 2017
Scott Wilkinson
Had a great first ride on this trail on a beautiful summer evening. I found the trail to be more difficult than described, and I'm very experienced. 12mi
Nov 19, 2016
Kris Myers

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  3.3 from 6 votes

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Trail Rankings

#438

in Oregon

#16,649

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Photos

Sunset over Lookout Point reservoir from Ivan Oaks campground at the east end of the trail.
Jun 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
Several times the trail emerges from the forest, offering nice views of Lookout Point reservoir.
Jun 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
A summer sunset from the east end of the North Shore Trail.
Jun 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
A typical North Shore Trail stream crossing. Expect some steep dips, rocks, and roots as you cross.
Jun 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
The North Shore Trail follows constantly rolling terrain and rarely stays flat.
Jun 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
The trail provides some unique views as it explores a number of inlets along the way.
Jun 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR

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