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Recommended Routes in Payette National Forest - 9

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Favorite MTB Surfing the Payette Rim.
Intermediate

Payette Rim Loop

9.7 mi 15.7 km 1,001' Up 305.14 m Up 1,001' Down 305.01 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite One of many cool bridge features on the trail system.
Intermediate

Bear Basin Tour

12.0 mi 19.3 km 1,426' Up 434.69 m Up 1,429' Down 435.68 m Down

McCall, ID
Favorite Taking in the gorgeous lake and mountain views from the shoreline of Loon Lake.
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 Blackwell Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Blackwell Lake Loop

10.1 mi 16.2 km 1,775' Up 541.08 m Up 1,771' Down 539.73 m Down

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

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 Great vistas
Difficult

Idaho Trail Segment 10

44.0 mi 70.7 km 6,701' Up 2042.45 m Up 9,812' Down 2990.59 m Down

Cascade, ID
Favorite Lots of deadfall in the old burn.
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

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

  • 622 Miles 1,001 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 16 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 34 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 32 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Payette National Forest - 73

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1The Drain
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID 20 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Goose Creek
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID 13 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #3Louie Lake Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
McCall, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #4Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID
2.9 mi 4.7 km #5South Fork Buckhorn Creek
Very Difficult
McCall, ID
Very Difficult
McCall, ID
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Poison Creek #196004
Difficult
Cascade, ID
Difficult
Cascade, ID
3.0 mi 4.8 km #7Rattlesnake Trail #166
Intermediate
Council, ID
Intermediate
Council, ID
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Rock Garden
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
6.0 mi 9.7 km #9Elk Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
McCall, ID
2.3 mi 3.7 km #10Hidden Valley Downhill Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
McCall, ID

Photos of Payette National Forest - 97

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One of many cool bridge features on the trail system.
Sep 15, 2020 near McCall, ID
High Voltage
Jul 8, 2020 near McCall, ID
Taking in the gorgeous lake and mountain views from the shoreline of Loon Lake.
Aug 2, 2013 near McCall, ID
Blackwell Lake
Aug 2, 2018 near McCall, ID
The Drain
Sep 30, 2017 near McCall, ID
Dusty "S" turn on the Rim Trail Loop.
Jan 4, 2017 near McCall, ID
Mid-summer afterwork lap on Blackwell Lake trail
Jul 22, 2020 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