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North Fork Kennally Creek

Extremely Difficult

Trail

12.5 mile 20.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,117' 341 m
Descent: -2,539' -774 m
High: 7,922' 2,415 m
Low: 5,656' 1,724 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 55% (29°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

Enjoy moose and lakes along this primitive trail.

Chris Wandervans

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

North Fork of Kennally Creek can be used in either direction, but you can expect some steep sections either way. This trail can be combined with Paddy Flat-Lake Fork Creek to also make a loop.

As mapped, the trail starts at the junction with the Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek trail. From there the trail climbs through open meadows into an alpine area. The tree cover thins out as you climb away from Boulder Lake and into another Lake Basin. As you climb you'll pass a number of creeks and small lakes. There may be a smattering of fish depending on the year if you want to try some fishing. There are also some side trails to lakes if you feel like seeing all of them. The climbing will vary in difficulty until you reach a summit after a last hard stretch.

From here the trail will descend to a bench area before descending through a number of steep switchbacks. At the end of the steep switchbacks the trail mellows. From here it is a gradual descent to the road, but a long descent. This last area can be buggy if you stop and look for moose on the trail.

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#3

in McCall

#5502

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in McCall

#245

in Idaho

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View from Boulder-Louie lakes Loop Trail in Payette National Forest
Apr 24, 2015 near McCall, ID
Looking back down into the Kennally Drainage.
May 15, 2015 near McCall, ID
Looking out from the pass
Jul 29, 2015 near McCall, ID
Lots of alpine lakes
May 15, 2015 near McCall, ID
Rapid Lake
May 15, 2015 near McCall, ID
Down to Boulder Lake
May 15, 2015 near McCall, ID

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