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Paddy Flat/Lake Fork Creek Trail

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3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,246' 380 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 7,030' 2,143 m
Low: 5,790' 1,765 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

A nice creek climb into Boulder Lake.

Chris Wandervans

Features Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail provides an excellent way to get to Boulder Lake, especially if you are carrying some fly fishing gear. The trail starts at the end of the road and climbs gradually at first and takes you through some thick woods and boggy sections. Luckily there are some bridges over the muck.

As the trail climbs it will dry and smooth out. There are a couple of steep climbs that mellow out afterwards. From there you'll have one final steep climb into the basin before seeing Boulder Lake.

Boulder Lake has excellent fishing and swimming and is worth the short trip down. Turn around and head back the way you came, or hook onto North Fork Kennally Creek to create a much larger loop.

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#5

in McCall

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#5

in McCall

#58

in Idaho

#2,074

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Meadow above Boulder Lake in Payette National Forest.
Sep 8, 2017 near McCall, ID
Bridge over the muck.
Sep 8, 2017 near McCall, ID

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