Phillips Lake XC Ski and Snowshoe Area Trails

Ice build up along a mountain lake with snow covered trees in background

 

The cross country (XC) ski and snowshoe trails around Phillips Lake include north and south shoreline trails and other trails that extend south of the hills above the lake. These dual purpose trails also serve as mountain bike trails in the spring and summer. There are a total of 19.9 miles (31.8 kilometers) of trails to explore this winter!

Skiing and Snowshoeing Opportunities

The main opportunities around the lake are the north shore and south shoreline trails. Other short trail sections with varying degrees of difficulty and length come off of these main trails.

(Map of XC ski trails on southern side of Phillips Lake - 561 KB)

Access

Main access points from east to west for the North Shoreline Trail include;

Main access points from east to west for the South Shoreline, Deer Lick, Coyote Cove, Rimrock and Jeep Ride trails include;

Trails

The trails are marked with "blue diamonds" and some trail junction signs.

 Trail #

Trail Name

Length (mi/km)

Level

1608

Phillips Lake North Shoreline XC Ski

6.6/10.6

Easy

1610

Phillips Lake South Shoreline XC Ski

5.05/8.1

Easy

1636

Deer Lick XC Ski

0.8/1.3

Mod

1637

Coyote Cove XC Ski

0.6/0.9

Mod

1638

Rimrock XC Ski

3.3/5.3

Diff

1639

Jeep Ride XC Ski

3.5/5.6

Diff

Difficulty levels are based on short grades and sustained climbs: Easy = Easiest, Mod = More Difficult, and Diff = Most Difficult. 





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