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Phoenix Lake

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Location
Ross,  
CALIFORNIA
From You7954.35 Mi
Local TipsParking is limited at park. You can park in downtown Ross 0.5 mile away & walk up Lagunitas to park.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2015-10-01
Created ByTracy
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
Features
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Limited Hours
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Single-Track
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
  • Technical
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance11-14
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionTechnically known as Natalie Coffin Greene Park but locally called Phoenix Lake, this location is a great jumping off point for hikes/runs/mountain bike rides of pretty much any distance your heart, lungs & legs desire. You can access fire roads and single track (no mtn bikes) with a mix of grades (some steep but also plenty that are gradual). The fireroad around Phoenix Lake is relatively flat and good for a family hike with young ones (single-track that allows you to make a full loop does have some grade, but is a fun adventure).

Dogs allowed on leash in MMWD lands. Water fountain & dog bowl just west of ranger/caretaker residence. Share the path: many types of users (equestrians too).

Some options (both can be accessed off the fire road that runs along the right side of the lake near the ranger/caretaker residence, immediately visible once you come up the fire road from the parking lot):
- Bald Hill is a short (4 miles RT), steep climb/descent on a fire road with killer views of the Bay on clear days.
- Yolanda/Hidden Meadow/Shaver Grade is a mix of single-track & fire road with ups & downs through golden California hills and oaks (approx. 5 mile loop).
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