Phillips Lake Mountain Bike Trails

Phillips Lake is about a 25 minute drive from Baker City, and offers several trail entry points around the lake. There are plenty of of other recreation opportunities for the whole family. Union Creek is the main campground on the north side of the lake, on the left from the highway a few miles past the dam. This campground offers full hook-ups for RVs, boat ramps, car camping, and several amenties. Drive on to the inlet at the end of the lake and take a left on Hudspeth Ln to find other campgrounds, Southwest Shores C.G. and Millers C.G.. These are paid campgrounds too, although the second one has a couple non-paid spots at the entrance. You also may be able to turn off Hudspeth Lane into a rocky area near the trail for some free camping. There are also some other free primitive camp spots near the dam and a few other places around the lake. All campgrounds and roads around the lake have trail entrance points.

Shoreline Trail at Phillips Lake

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The most beginner of true singletrack trails in the entire region is offered up by Phillips Lake in the form of the Shoreline Trail. This trail hugs the shoreline around the entire lake, offering fantastic views and full-throttle riding. Other than the rocky section at the west end (which can be bypassed) any inexperienced rider will enjoy a positive first singletrack riding experience on this trail. More experienced riders will enjoy ripping it and taking advantage of the more difficult spur trails. The surface is mostly smooth-packed dirt with some gravel on some sections of the trail.