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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 - 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 2,269' Up 691.54 m Up 2,728' Down 831.39 m Down

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 1,732' Up 527.84 m Up 1,732' Down 527.8 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite Descent to river bridge.
Intermediate

Goose Creek Falls

3.1 mi 5.0 km 759' Up 231.47 m Up 759' Down 231.39 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite The climb after Box Creek is about 1,000 feet.
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
Favorite Backpacking family headed to Hum Lake passing an Idaho Trails Association Volunteer trail crew.
Difficult

Hum Lake Out and Back

6.7 mi 10.7 km 2,228' Up 679.04 m Up 2,228' Down 679.08 m Down

McCall, ID

Payette National Forest Hiking

  • 359 Miles 577 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 23 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Payette National Forest - 40

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2.5 mi 3.9 km #1Boulder Lake Trail #105
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID 14 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #2Louie Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID 12 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #3Goose Creek Trail #353
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
10.2 mi 16.5 km #4East Fork Lake Fork Trail #104
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5Loon Creek Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
McCall, ID
10.7 mi 17.2 km #6Buckhorn Creek Trail
Very Difficult
McCall, ID
Very Difficult
McCall, ID
17.7 mi 28.5 km #7Main Fork Rapid River Trail #59
Intermediate
Council, ID
Intermediate
Council, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #8Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID
15.1 mi 24.2 km #9Secech River Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID
4.9 mi 7.8 km #10East Fork Kennally Creek Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID

Photos of Payette National Forest - 66

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