The Trinity Lakeshore Trail runs along the west side of Trinity Lake. It is captured between the lake and the campgrounds, so there are no long climbs, more like a roller coaster. The four-mile multi-use trail is an out and back so you may turn around when you feel the need.

For me it’s the perfect mountain bike trail, always in the shade with a beautiful view of the lake. Mostly the trail is a ride in the park. There are some spots where the climb may be a little too steep or technical and I push my bike. Later in the season when I am stronger maybe I can master these situations. Small victories enhance the experience.

The trail is easily accessed from the south end of the Clark Springs Day Use area parking lot. There is currently a sandy beach and swimming area for a nice break. It can also be accessed from the campgrounds: Bushytail, Minersville, Cedar Stock Resort & Marina, Fawn Group Camp and the official termination at the Pinewood Cove Resort launch ramp. So if you are camping, along with your lake toys bring the family bikes or plan a hike.    

It’s a little-used trail and when you encounter hikers, runners or other riders it’s a social occasion, an opportunity to meet people. The trail passes below the restaurant/bar and above the store at the Cedar Stock Marina so you should be able to find adequate refreshments.

Local mountain bikers like to ride Wednesday afternoon and head to the spaghetti feed at Trinity Alps Resort.

Did I say it is in the shade? Future plans will extend the trail through all the westside campgrounds and on around Trinity Lake.

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