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North Shore Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 461' 141 m
Descent: -333' -101 m
High: 1,085' 331 m
Low: 937' 285 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Dederick Siedler

A rolling singletrack on the north shore of Lookout Point Reservoir.

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Family Friendly The suggested route is an out-and-back from the campground at the east end.

Description

The North Shore Trail follows the north shore of Lookout Point Reservoir.

From Eugene, take Highway 58 east to Lowell by crossing Dexter Reservoir into Lowell. Once in Lowell, turn right onto W. Boundary Road and follow to the top of the Lookout Point reservoir dam. From the dam, hike east on the road to the trailhead at 0.8 miles.

About 4 miles in, the trail comes back out to the road for 1/2 mile. Look for another marker to drop you back towards the lake. The trail soon crosses the Signal Point Boat Ramp. Soon you'll arrive at Ivan Oaks Campground. This is a good place to stop, fill with water at the campground pump and hike the road back to the car. The trail does continue from here for the more adventurous for a few more miles; eventually you can make it to the North Shore Tie.

This hike has no significant climbs, but has a few muddy crossings, and roots and rocks are common in the first half; the second half gets smoother.

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Jun 1, 2019
Jeff Gepper
Lots of storm damage. Impassable in sections without lots of hard work climbing over downed trees. Signs posted all along trail saying it is closed. 3mi
Feb 24, 2018
Brent Mithun

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Several times the trail emerges from the forest, offering nice views of Lookout Point Reservoir.
Aug 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
The North Shore Trail follows constantly rolling terrain and rarely stays flat.
Aug 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR
A summer sunset from the east end of the North Shore Trail.
Aug 23, 2017 near Lowell, OR

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