Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail #1610

Trail Description

The Phillips Lake South Shoreline trail begins on the south side of Mason Dam and ends near Southwest Shore Campground. The trail traverses the southern banks of the lake (actually a reservoir) through grasslands and young ponderosa pine trees. 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.

Current Conditions

This trail is generally clear of snow from May to mid October. Expect winter debris (down trees, etc) in the early season.

Trip Types

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, XC skiing, Snowshoeing

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Trail Reports - Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail #1610

  • South shoreline and Deer lick are completely clear of snow. Some standing water and muddy areas. One downed tree across a corner near Dean Creek trailhead.