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Recommended Routes in Payette National Forest - 5

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Favorite Taking in the gorgeous lake and mountain views from the shoreline of Loon Lake.
Intermediate Intermediate

Loon Lake Loop

26.2 mi 42.1 km 1,661' Up 506.32 m Up 1,660' Down 505.83 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite Lots of deadfall in the old burn.
Difficult Difficult

Idaho Trail Segment 11

38.6 mi 62.2 km 4,850' Up 1478.22 m Up 2,894' Down 881.98 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite Great views
Difficult Difficult

Idaho Trail Segment 12

53.4 mi 85.9 km 7,941' Up 2420.49 m Up 7,575' Down 2308.95 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite Lots of deadfall in the old burn.
Difficult Difficult

Cow Creek Loop

23.6 mi 37.9 km 1,901' Up 579.4 m Up 1,917' Down 584.36 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite Great views
Very Difficult Very Difficult

A Big Frenchy Pete

47.3 mi 76.2 km 6,617' Up 2016.93 m Up 6,517' Down 1986.34 m Down

McCall, ID

Payette National Forest Biking

  • 185 Miles 298 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 22 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Payette National Forest - 25

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7.7 mi 12.4 km #1Twenty Mile Trail
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
3.7 mi 5.9 km #2Secesh River Trail
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
16.6 mi 26.8 km #3Bear Pete Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
4.8 mi 7.7 km #4Loon Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
5.7 mi 9.2 km #5Little Weiser River Trail #515
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cascade, ID
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cascade, ID
16.4 mi 26.4 km #6French Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
5.1 mi 8.2 km #7Fitsum Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
7.7 mi 12.4 km #8Campbells Cow Camp Trail #181
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
7.2 mi 11.6 km #9Blackmare Creek
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
13.1 mi 21.1 km #10Indian Ridge
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult Difficult
McCall, ID

Photos of Payette National Forest - 99

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Taking in the gorgeous lake and mountain views from the shoreline of Loon Lake.
Aug 2, 2013 near McCall, ID
Climbing to the top is well worth the view. Cross the road & go up the dirt trail.
May 27, 2015 near McCall, ID
Dusty "S" turn on the Rim Trail Loop.
Jan 4, 2017 near McCall, ID
The Drain
Sep 30, 2017 near McCall, ID
Blackwell Lake
Aug 2, 2018 near McCall, ID
High Voltage
Jul 8, 2020 near McCall, ID
Mid-summer afterwork lap on Blackwell Lake trail
Jul 22, 2020 near McCall, ID
One of many cool bridge features on the trail system.
Sep 15, 2020 near McCall, ID