The Social Security Point Trailhead is located in an open ponderosa pine forest above the northern shore of Phillips Lake. Although the area is used by many visitors, it is also a trailhead for the...[more]
Social Security Point Trailhead
From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 (also known as the Elkhorn Scenic Byway) towards John Day, Oregon for about 20 miles to Forest Road 300; The entrance to the trailhead is signed on the left side of the highway; Travel down Forest Road 300 for 0.5 miles to the trailhead near the toilet building; The Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #1608 goes east or west from this area.
Advisory: The forest road from Highway 7 to the trailhead is not plowed yet is still driveable most of the winter for high clearance vehicles with four-wheel drive or traction tires.
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