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Huckleberry Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (15)

A mostly singletrack trail along the eastern shore of Ponderosa State Park.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

5,221' 1,592 m

High

5,034' 1,535 m

Low

334' 102 m

Up

172' 53 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Once it starts snowing, the Huckleberry Trail is closed for xc skiing and snowshoeing only.

Description

The Huckleberry Trail runs along the eastern side of Ponderosa State Park, with a couple great places to get into the lake to cool off. It's open to mountain bikers, but it is not ridden very much. True to it's name, there are plenty of huckleberries when they are in season.

You can pick up this trail in several places, but this route starts on the southeast edge of the park along the sandy trail by the big tree. The trail wanders through the big ponderosa pines, over a few small rolling hills, follows a doubletrack for a short while, and then goes back to singletrack.

The trail crosses a closed road and after a minute or two you'll start to see the lake. The trail drops down to the water's edge at a sandy beach. There are great views of Boulder and Jughandle Mountains from here, too. There's even a bench if you want to sit for longer.

The trail continues on the lake edge for a few hundred feet and then goes back into the trees. You'll go by Huckleberry Bay and if you want to cut the ride short, turn left and take the road back. Stay on the trail and head out toward the point. There is a good climb, but it is short (0.2 miles). Soon the trail leaves the trees and enters an open meadow. Go right to continue out to the road to the point; go straight to get to the Narrows Overlook, or go left for the Ridgeline Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Keith Lannom

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 15 votes

#4914

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  4.1 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#220

in Idaho

#4,914

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Photos

The Huckleberry Trail meanders through pine forests as it makes its way down to Payette Lake.
Feb 15, 2017 near McCall, ID
Payette Lake Beach is a great place to hop off the bike and play fetch with the dog in the fall.
Feb 15, 2017 near McCall, ID
The trail is pretty well buffed out through this section.
Feb 15, 2017 near McCall, ID

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Aug 12, 2020
Mica Wilkinson
Nov 2, 2019
Andy Farrell
Huckleberry Trail is currently in great shape and will remain so until we get additional precip.
Aug 18, 2019
Steve Baker
First ride. 5.9mi — 1h 00m
Jul 23, 2019
Conner B
Wheee 6.7mi
Jun 2, 2019
Ryan Binder
Jul 19, 2018
Seth Bleazard
Good trail. hardest part is getting away from the misquitos. 10mi
Oct 8, 2017
Jas'nEr Mac
7.2mi
Sep 28, 2017
Nancy Brewer