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253 mi 408 km of trail 6 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 16 Trails

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Gems in Payette National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Clowns have vandalized it over the years but it is still very powerful to behold and ponder what these men survived.

B-23 Dragon Bomber Crash Site

(2) McCall, ID

Runs in Payette National Forest - 6

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Favorite Fall colors erupt on the Lake Fork Trail.
Difficult

Snowslide to Lake Fork

11.8 mi 18.9 km • Point to Point • 2,269 ft Ascent 691.54 m Ascent

(2) McCall, ID
Favorite A gorgeous southerly view awaits from Bear Pete Mountain.
Intermediate

Legend of Bear Pete 30k

18.2 mi 29.3 km • Loop • 3,324 ft Ascent 1013.01 m Ascent

(1) McCall, ID
Favorite Granite Mountain Lookout tops out at 8,478 feet.
Intermediate/Difficult

Granite Mountain Lookout

5.6 mi 9.0 km • Loop • 1,732 ft Ascent 527.84 m Ascent

(3) McCall, ID
Favorite Loose descent to Goose Creek Falls viewing.
Intermediate

Goose Creek Falls

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 759 ft Ascent 231.47 m Ascent

(5) McCall, ID
Favorite The Crestline Trail runs through mostly open stands of either young lodgepole pines or dead lodgepole stands.
Intermediate/Difficult

Crestline Trail (#109)

15.6 mi 25.1 km • Point to Point • 2,745 ft Ascent 836.69 m Ascent

(2) McCall, ID
Favorite Backpacking family headed to Hum Lake passing an Idaho Trails Association Volunteer trail crew.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hum Lake Out and Back

6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 2,228 ft Ascent 679.04 m Ascent

(1) McCall, ID

Trails in Payette National Forest - 36

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2.5 mi 3.9 km #1Boulder Lake Trail #105
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
2.5 mi 3.9 km McCall, ID 13 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #2Louie Lake Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km McCall, ID 11 
5.8 mi 9.3 km #3Goose Creek Trail #353
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km McCall, ID
10.2 mi 16.5 km #4East Fork Lake Fork Trail #104
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.5 km McCall, ID
10.7 mi 17.2 km #5Buckhorn Creek Trail
Extremely Difficult
McCall, ID
Extremely Difficult
10.7 mi 17.2 km McCall, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km McCall, ID
15.1 mi 24.2 km #7Secech River Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
15.1 mi 24.2 km McCall, ID
17.7 mi 28.5 km #8Main Fork Rapid River Trail #59
Easy/Intermediate
Council, ID
Easy/Intermediate
17.7 mi 28.5 km Council, ID
4.9 mi 7.8 km #9East Fork Kennally Creek Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
4.9 mi 7.8 km McCall, ID
2.9 mi 4.7 km #10South Fork Buckhorn Creek Trail #097
Extremely Difficult
McCall, ID
Extremely Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km McCall, ID
4.8 mi 7.7 km #11Loon Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
Easy/Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km McCall, ID
12.5 mi 20.2 km #12North Fork Kennally Creek
Extremely Difficult
McCall, ID
Extremely Difficult
12.5 mi 20.2 km McCall, ID
7.7 mi 12.4 km #13Campbells Cow Camp Trail #181
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.4 km McCall, ID
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14North Lake/Twenty Mile Lakes Trail (#315)
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km McCall, ID
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15Buckhorn Trail #96
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km McCall, ID
1.6 mi 2.5 km #16Loon Creek Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km McCall, ID
5.3 mi 8.5 km #17Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek Trail #103
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km McCall, ID
10.5 mi 17.0 km #18Cougar Creek Trail #114
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
10.5 mi 17.0 km McCall, ID
9.9 mi 16.0 km #19Cow Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
9.9 mi 16.0 km McCall, ID
12.1 mi 19.5 km #20Caton Lake Trail
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
12.1 mi 19.5 km McCall, ID

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The Crestline Trail runs through mostly open stands of either young lodgepole pines or dead lodgepole stands.
Feb 1, 2017 near McCall, ID
Looking across Louie Lake at the north aspect of Jughandle Mountain
Jul 4, 2017 near McCall, ID
A meadow full of lupines graces the hills near Boulder Mountain.
Jan 29, 2017 near McCall, ID
Our group runs through fields of lupine in Payette National Forest.
Jan 29, 2017 near McCall, ID
A gorgeous southerly view awaits from Bear Pete Mountain.
Jan 26, 2017 near McCall, ID
Fall colors erupt on the Lake Fork Trail.
Dec 31, 2016 near McCall, ID
Snowslide Lake is quite picturesque from just below the summit.
Dec 31, 2016 near McCall, ID
Overlooking the valley and lakes
Sep 14, 2017 near McCall, ID

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