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South Shore Trail - No. 1610

Contact Info
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
3285 11th St.
PO Box 947
Baker City, OR 97814

Phone:
541-523-4476
Basics
Length:
6.6 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4080 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year round

Description

The South Shore Trail No. 1610 traverses the southerly banks of Phillips Reservoir through grasslands and young growth ponderosa pine forest. It offers outstanding views of both the reservoir and the Elkhorn Mountains to the north. Numerous coves and inlets provide the opportunity of viewing waterfowl, shore birds, and occasionally deer and elk.

The trailhead facilities at Mason Dam consist of toilet and parking area to accommodate up to six vehicles. Secondary access points are the Southwest Shore and Miller Lane Campgrounds.

This trail is also used as a segment of the South Shore Nordic Trail System in the winter months.

Restrictions: Closed to all motorized vehicle use.

Details

Length:
6.6 miles
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
4080
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Starting at  Baker City, travel south on State Highway 7 to the Mason Dam (approximately 16 miles). Turn left on Black Mountain Road (Forest Road #1145). The trailhead is located 6/10 mile on Black Mountain Road, on the south end of Mason Dam.


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