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253 mi 408 km of trail 6 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 16 Trails

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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

Featured Hikes in Payette National Forest - 5

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Favorite Fall colors erupt on the Lake Fork Trail.
Difficult

Snowslide to Lake Fork

11.8 mi 18.9 km • Point to Point • 2,269 ft Ascent 691.54 m Ascent

(2) McCall, ID
Favorite Descent to river bridge.
Intermediate

Goose Creek Falls

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 759 ft Ascent 231.47 m Ascent

(5) McCall, ID
Favorite Just below Granite Mountain Lookout, the view is pretty spectacular to the west.
Intermediate/Difficult

Granite Mountain Lookout

5.6 mi 9.0 km • Loop • 1,732 ft Ascent 527.84 m Ascent

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

Crestline Trail (#109)

15.6 mi 25.1 km • Point to Point • 2,745 ft Ascent 836.69 m Ascent

(2) McCall, ID
Favorite Backpacking family headed to Hum Lake passing an Idaho Trails Association Volunteer trail crew.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hum Lake Out and Back

6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 2,228 ft Ascent 679.04 m Ascent

(1) McCall, ID

Trails in Payette National Forest - 36

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2.5 mi 3.9 km #1Boulder Lake Trail #105
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
2.5 mi 3.9 km McCall, ID 13 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #2Louie Lake Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km McCall, ID 11 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #3Goose Creek Trail #353
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km McCall, ID
10.2 mi 16.5 km #4East Fork Lake Fork Trail #104
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.5 km McCall, ID
10.7 mi 17.2 km #5Buckhorn Creek Trail
Extremely Difficult
McCall, ID
Extremely Difficult
10.7 mi 17.2 km McCall, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km McCall, ID
15.1 mi 24.2 km #7Secech River Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
15.1 mi 24.2 km McCall, ID
17.7 mi 28.5 km #8Main Fork Rapid River Trail #59
Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
Easy/Intermediate
17.7 mi 28.5 km Council, ID
4.9 mi 7.8 km #9East Fork Kennally Creek Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
4.9 mi 7.8 km McCall, ID
2.9 mi 4.7 km #10South Fork Buckhorn Creek Trail #097
Extremely Difficult
McCall, ID
Extremely Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km McCall, ID
4.8 mi 7.7 km #11Loon Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
Easy/Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km McCall, ID
12.5 mi 20.2 km #12North Fork Kennally Creek
Extremely Difficult
McCall, ID
Extremely Difficult
12.5 mi 20.2 km McCall, ID
7.7 mi 12.4 km #13Campbells Cow Camp Trail #181
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.4 km McCall, ID
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14North Lake/Twenty Mile Lakes Trail (#315)
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km McCall, ID
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15Buckhorn Trail #96
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km McCall, ID
1.6 mi 2.5 km #16Loon Creek Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km McCall, ID
5.3 mi 8.5 km #17Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek Trail #103
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km McCall, ID
10.5 mi 17.0 km #18Cougar Creek Trail #114
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
10.5 mi 17.0 km McCall, ID
9.9 mi 16.0 km #19Cow Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
9.9 mi 16.0 km McCall, ID
12.1 mi 19.5 km #20Caton Lake Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
12.1 mi 19.5 km McCall, ID

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