This is where i began my trail running and continues to be my favorite. Parking is limited so arrive early. If you are there on the weekend, may take 30mins to wait for a parking spot. however, i highly suggest dropping people/kids off at the parking lot and then parking back by Ross school. It's a .8mile distance from there to the parking lot at phoenix lake. We usually do this anyways so we can make the hike about 5 miles round trip. it's 3 miles from just the parking lot. the single track trail is on the other side of the lake with shade. id say total, there's about 70% shade on this loop.
Atsuko T. on Phoenix Lake Trail
Lots of shade. Next time bring lunch and spend more time there with Mimi. Perfect length. Easy to get there and I only needed three hours for a whole trip.
Reed C. on Phoenix Lake Trail
Sandra Dee K. on Phoenix Lake Trail
I started on Phoenix Lake and also went on Bobs trail, Yolanda Trail..... This trail is breath taking and beautiful.
Jenn T. on Phoenix Lake Trail
Very pretty loop. A bit crowded and you have to park quite a bit away in a community.