Loon Lake Trail - TRAIL

Loon Lake Trail - Trail, McCall, Idaho

Beautiful loop ride, along river and rolling backcountry on buffed singletrack

User Reviews (6)

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blueturfan   Cross Country Rider [Jul 22, 2013]

Just an update from previous posts that may have gone stale, The trail remains very well maintained from the Ruby Meadows TH and the Chinook CG TH. We rode it last Saturday from Ruby Meadows and it is fast and smooth with varied sections of rock that will keep your attention. 10 miles to Loon Lake and then 2 down to the Seesech River.

Customer Service

For extra mileage Start at Ruby Meadows to Loon Lake, to Chinook CG back to the Victor Creek/Chinook/Ruby Meadows intersection and finish at Ruby Meadows CG. Should get you 20+.

Similar Products Used: Looking for some extra mileage we took the Seesech River trail to Lick Creek Road from the bridge junction as you arrive from loon lake. This trail was not passable, thick brush covering the trail, some steep sections and lots of fallen trees. I would advise you check the conditions each year if you plan to try this trail. It could be an epic ride if maintained.
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no nancies   Cross Country Rider [Sep 20, 2008]

Started from the pavement end of Warren Wagon road. Picked up FSR from there and headed down quad path to single. FLow is fine on 2 track. Gets better the further you get in. Eventually you are in the burn areas and roller coaster riding. Mineral soil type makes the riding easy but dusty in areas. You can hammer the trail well. Continue to the trail along the stream that heads toward Loon Lake. This section is great. Roller coaster again. Take a look at the lake and go to far side if you wish to see an old aircraft. Continuing back, you ride similar hilly trails through the woods. Return on 2 track to car. This route got us 28 miles.

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3
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3
Bec&Kev   [May 13, 2000]

This is a great, varied ride. Lots of scenery both forest and mtn. Couple of stream crossings and lots of stumps. At the far side of the loop there's a great picnic spot by the lake, where a small WW2 bomber crashed - you can still see one of the wings sticking out of the water if you look closely. Have fun and bring lotsa H20.

Customer Service

Park at the campground, cross the stream and go! Trail begins on other side.

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Wayne   [Jun 03, 2000]

Kerry, the rest of the bomber is on land about 100 yards in from the lake. It's amazingly intact too considering the crash and skid across the frozen lake into the trees.

Customer Service

I prefer not to cross the river, but to ride to the bridge and climb to Loon Lake. Usually I'll return this way too. The Ruby Meadow route is fun too.

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Lloyd!   [Jul 02, 2000]

A good beginner to intermediate longer ride.

Customer Service

Park at the end of the pavement on Warren Wagon and take FS road that peels off to the right (it's either 364 or 346 - can't remember) - take it about 4.5 miles and then go left on the Loon Lake trail - another 5 miles to the lake, and then take the trail that heads back to the Secesh river and then back to the Chinook Campground - another 9 miles on Warren Wagon and you got yourself a good 23.5 mile ride.

Similar Products Used: East Fork of Lake Fork
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Paladin   [Mar 24, 2003]

This is a very fun, varied trail. It's rated "advanced" in the books, but varies between buff, fast single-track that is beginner to intermediate, to some truly advanced switchbacks on the way down to the Secesh River, and some rocky challenges along the river. Loon Lake itself is beautiful. The ride is very scenic, lotsa fun.

Customer Service

Counter-clockwise from the bridge at the campground

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