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Peninsula Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

A mostly singletrack trail along the western edge of Ponderosa State Park with views of Payette Lake.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

96%

Runnable

5,196' 1,584 m

High

5,000' 1,524 m

Low

263' 80 m

Up

104' 32 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Once it starts snowing, the Peninsula Trail is open for xc skiing and snowshoeing only.

Runner Notes

The Peninsula Trail is open to mountain bikers.

Description

The south end of the Peninsula Trail starts near the old picnic shelter and is a wide biking/running path. One of the best swim and picnic beaches is located off to the left in the first 100 yards. Big Rock Beach is just another couple of hundred yards; also good for a post-run swim. The trail joins the gravel road for a short distance then splits off. It's mostly flat with a few small rolling hills. The trail parallels the western shoreline the whole way.

There is one short climb near the northern end of the trail, and it takes you up to a great view of the Narrows of Payette Lake. Spend a few minutes here; it's a great view. The trail drops down, then quickly climbs again to connect up to an open road. Cross the road to connect with the Huckleberry Trail or Ridgeline Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Mule deer, ponderosa pines, and huckleberries.

Contacts

Shared By:

Keith Lannom

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The Narrows along Payette Lake is a beautiful spot to check out on your outing.
Jan 29, 2017 near McCall, ID

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