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A grand tour of a mountain bike specific trail system just north of McCall.

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5,571' 1,698 m


5,086' 1,550 m


1,426' 435 m


1,429' 436 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Family Friendly There are trails easy enough for inexperienced riders, along with trails difficult enough for experienced riders.

Snow bound until June. Check on the CIMBA website for conditions.


A great trail system with easy access from McCall. It's an easy ride from the center of town on the Bear Basin Connector trail along the side of Hwy 55.

Need to Know

Located just outside McCall, the Bear Basin trailhead is about one mile north off Hwy 55 on N. Club Hill Blvd. Don't turn onto the Bear Basin Rd which turns into FS 451 and is a dirt road. Climb Club Hill and look for the Bear Basin sign on the right. At the parking lot there are toilets but no other services.

The trail system can also be accessed from the Winter Recreation parking just beyond the Little Ski Hill. There are restrooms at this trailhead also.

Riding available for beginners to experienced riders.


The trail system flows though meadows, vistas and wooded areas. This tour starts from the Winter Parking area, but can easily be done by starting from the other trailhead. At the other trailhead there is also a pump track. Simply take Baby Bear to connect to the West Trail.

The majority of the trails for the loop funnel you towards the upper and lower drain trails. These two trails are the center piece flow trails of the entire system and contain some massive berm and tabletops that can be ridden by an intermediate rider and up. The upper and lower drain trails are downhill only so make sure you are aware of this restriction.

The other connecting trails are all well laid out with grades less than 10% so most trails can be ridden in either the uphill or downhill direction depending on how you want to mix things up. The route uses the West Trail to climb to the junction with the Grand Traverse. From here the route continues onto the Sleepy Hollow trail and then onto the Blue Ridge Loop. You'll come to a junction with Della's Delight, but stay left to head towards the drain. The drain is a blast and fun can be had by all abilities. The trail will drop you out on the West trail which can then be used for another lap of some more exploration. The grand traverse will take you over to Ditch Witch and the back side and allow you to access the drain using Della's Delight.


Shared By:

Chris Cook with improvements by Tyler Wright and 1 other

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One of many cool bridge features on the trail system.
Sep 15, 2020 near McCall, ID
The Drain
Sep 30, 2017 near McCall, ID
Flying through the berm on Upper Drain.
Sep 26, 2018 near McCall, ID
I can bunny-hop that.
Sep 15, 2020 near McCall, ID
The Upper Drain at Bear Basin is a top notch DH flow trail.
Sep 26, 2018 near McCall, ID
Excited for Ditch Witch!
Sep 15, 2020 near McCall, ID



Current Trail Conditions

Minor Issues 37 days ago
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Jul 3, 2023
Jake Crouse
Aug 10, 2021
Kiley Berry
Jul 4, 2020
Ben Slee
Jun 21, 2020
Cassie Perry
Jun 18, 2020
Juan Banker
Jun 4, 2020
Seth Peterson
Nov 3, 2019
Andy Farrell
Some short, muddy sections here and there but overall the Bear Basin network will be riding great until we receive additional precipitation.
Jul 26, 2019
Wayne R
Getting a little dusty in spots, but generally in great condition.

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