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North Shore Trail

 5 votes

7.9 Miles 12.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

461' 141 m

Ascent

-333' -101 m

Descent

1,085' 331 m

High

937' 285 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Unknown

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

Dederick Siedler

Overview

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.
Dogs: Off-leash

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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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
Nov 13, 2016
Sandy Jenkins
Not"family friendly" on the west section. Should be a different trail identity. Met a wounded cyclist on my way back. 4mi
Oct 16, 2016
Craig Bond
Out and back. 15mi
Jun 12, 2016
John Nichols
good shape, stream crossings are dry, trail has some down branches east of campground — 1h 45m

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Scott Wilkinson
Morgantown, WV
Scott Wilkinson   Morgantown, WV
I'm a very experienced MTBer, and I'd rate this trail as "advanced." It's fun, but the kind of trail you can't ride fast unless you know it very well—nonstop rolling terrain with many short-but-steep pitches (often with a big root at the top to get over), some tough stream crossings, many unpredictable direction changes, tight S-turns through trees, and lots of roots and rocks in the tread. Jun 23, 2017

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