This is a wonderful trail for escaping from the office, a lunchtime jog, or an after-school walk to give the kids an alternative to afternoon TV. The loop is a 2.6-mile asphalt path designed to handle high density use. Lots of trees along the path create a relaxing atmosphere. You’ll hear songbirds and see squirrels scurrying up the trunks of trees. On 168th Avenue, the loop connects to the Weowna Park trailhead and on to Lake Sammamish. Some of the oldest and biggest trees in Bellevue grow here.
The Phantom Lake Loop connects with the Lake Hills Greenbelt at 156th Avenue SE and SE 16th Street.
To reach the trailhead:
- Lake Hills Park, 1200 164th St
- Phantom Lake Park, 2005 156th Ave SE
- Community Gardens & Farm Fresh Produce Stand, 15500 SE 16th St
Pantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch
Please visit the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station for a boating permit. Permits are free, and up to 12 non-resident, non-motorized boats are allowed at any one time. Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are valid for three hours. Boating is allowed only during daylight hours. For more information, please call 425-452-7225.
To Reach the Trailhead:
Use the parking lots at Lake Hills Community Park, 1200 164th Street, or Phantom Lake Park, 156th Avenue SE and SE 20th Street. Access the trail at any spot along the loop. Look for the trailhead designation posts.
The Phantom Lake Loop begins (from the west) at 156th Avenue SE and SE 16th Street, goes east on SE 16th Street to 168th Avenue SE, south to SE 24th Street, west to 156th Avenue SE, north to the point of beginning.
On 168th Avenue, the loop connects to Weowna Park trailhead and on to Lake Sammamish. Some of the oldest and biggest trees known to exist in Bellevue grow here.