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North Shore Lookout Point Reservoir

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

rolling single track up the north shore of the lake. Technically a hiking trail, but there is low traffic and very few spots not passable with a bike.
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Latitude
43.929549935614595
Longitude
-122.4755859375
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 58 east from Eugene, turn left after mile marker 13, cross Dexter Reservoir, turn right on main street and then another right toward Lookout Point dam. Park on North side of dam, trail starts there.
Trail Length
10 or 12?
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lowell
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: umarth ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is my go-to ride in Eugene. It is rolling, twisty singletrack with technical section and other sections where you can just fly. During the winter it gets pretty muddy, but it is really close to Eugene and is one of the few trails that stays open year round.

Partially for that reason, and partially for the massive amounts of poison oak and brambles, I avoid it during the summer. During the winter I will ride it once a week. It is a good place to get new riders more comfortable with obstacles too.

Though the climbs are short, you can start banging out the twisties and end up being gassed. Bring a snack and plenty of water.

Recommended Route:
Drive out 58, take the bridge, Pioneer Street into Lowell and hang a right on W. Boundary Road. Park at the gravel parking lot at the end of the dam and then ride on W. Boundary Road for half mile or so and jump down onto the trail. There are several road crossings and the first cross is right after the picnic tables. Get back on boundary road and ride for a while, but keep your eyes to the right for the next entrance to the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Winberry system is fairly fun, especially if you love a good climb. Goodman is near and great during the summer.



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Review Date
April 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jollybeggar ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a nice even elevation work out just enough tecnical to make it interesting. Several rock filled stream crossing will challenge your dip & climb skills. Rocks and roots enough to make you pay attention. No monster climbs or screaming down hills just a good spin through the woods with easy access to lake and road.

Recommended Route:
Out and back (17miles) starting from the west end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oakridge Trails sytem is the best in Oregon.



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Review Date
July 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: JD , from Eugene

Summary:
Although this is a hiking trail, not too many people seem to take advantage of it -- even on a balmy summer afternoon on the weekend. I say this opens it up to mountain bikers as long as they are careful and courteous. Great rolling single track with few technical spots although there are a few places where it gets rocky and you start to understand why it's made for hikers. Full suspension helps, but not totally necessary. This is a great trail for someone who likes the thrills of mountain biking but isn't too excited about an epic, exhausting climb. There's just enough climbing to keep it interesting but not so much that you need to dive into the lake to cool off -- but you may as well anyway. There are tragically few mountain biking trails in the Eugene/Springfield area, especially considering the number of avid bikers per capita. If the hikers want to complain all day about a few bikes going by, I say let em'. This is a great trail to spin on.

Recommended Route:
Same as above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hardly any. Someone needs to lobby for more.



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