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Phillips Lake Trail

Introduction


South Shore Phillips Lake Trail – The South Shore Phillips Lake Trail is a lakeside trail meandering along the south shoreline of Phillips Lake. The 6.6 mile non-motorized trail is located approximately 17 miles southwest of Baker City and 10 miles from Sumpter in Baker County, Oregon.

 
The lake side trail winds along the waters-edge at the 4100 foot elevation with only slight elevational changes. This makes it a family friendly trail rated as ‘easy’ with minimal experience or technical riding levels needed.


As a multi-seasonal trail, users can enjoy the spring season with an abundant of trailside wildflowers and occasional views of song birds, chipmunks, mule deer and possibly a herd of Rocky Mountain elk. Extended views of the snow-capped views of the Elkhorn Mountains are also available along most of the trail until early June.

Public Comment

The Phillips Lake South Shore Trail has completed the steps in the designation process to be considered for designation.  They completed a proposal that resulted in a trail assessment.  The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council determined that the trail was eligible for designation and the proponent completed a trail management plan.  The plan is available for review below.

South Shore Phillips Lake Trail Management Plan


The proposal is now at the step in the process where OPRD holds a public meeting and seeks public comment.  You can complete the comment form below and it will be forwarded directly to OPRD.


Public comment is closed.