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Gems in Payette National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Clowns have vandalized it over the years but it is still very powerful to behold and ponder what these men survived.

B-23 Dragon Bomber Crash Site

(2) McCall, ID

Recommended Routes in Payette National Forest - 3

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Favorite Just below Granite Mountain Lookout, the view is pretty spectacular to the west.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Granite Mountain Lookout

5.6 mi 9.0 km 1,732' Up 527.84 m Up 1,732' Down 527.8 m Down

McCall, ID
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Favorite The climb after Box Creek is about 1,000 feet.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Crestline Trail (#109)

15.6 mi 25.1 km 2,745' Up 836.69 m Up 4,381' Down 1335.45 m Down

McCall, ID
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Payette National Forest Hiking

  • 898 Miles 1,446 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 45 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 49 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Payette National Forest - 101

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Loon Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
McCall, ID
15.1 mi 24.2 km #2Secech River Trail
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
10.8 mi 17.3 km #3Victor Creek Trail #117
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
35.4 mi 57.0 km #4Big Creek Trail #196
Intermediate Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
McCall, ID
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Lost Creek Trail #358
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
1.0 mi 1.5 km #6Ant Basin Trail #324
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
3.4 mi 5.4 km #7Black Lake Creek Trail #188
Easy Easy
Council, ID
Easy Easy
Council, ID
0.5 mi 0.7 km #8Ant Basin Trail #519
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
3.7 mi 6.0 km #9Fall Creek Trail #327
Intermediate Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
McCall, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km #10Indian Spring Trail #184
Intermediate Intermediate
Council, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Council, ID

Photos of Payette National Forest - 70

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Snowslide Lake is quite picturesque from just below the summit.
Dec 31, 2016 near McCall, ID
Snowslide Summit offers gorgeous views to the northeast.
Dec 31, 2016 near McCall, ID
Fall colors erupt on the Lake Fork Trail.
Dec 31, 2016 near McCall, ID
A glassy Snowslide Lake glints in the midday sun at the foot of Snowslide Peak.
Dec 31, 2016 near McCall, ID
A gorgeous southerly view awaits from Bear Pete Mountain.
Jan 26, 2017 near McCall, ID
A meadow full of lupines graces the hills near Boulder Mountain.
Jan 29, 2017 near McCall, ID
Looking across Louie Lake at the north aspect of Jughandle Mountain
Jul 4, 2017 near McCall, ID
Overlooking the valley and lakes
Sep 14, 2017 near McCall, ID
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