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Top Adventures in McCall

  • Mountain Bike the Huckleberry Bay Loop

    Park at the visitor center for Ponderosa State Park to start. If you don't want to pay for parking you can park in the residential area outside of town or even in town, which is only a mile away from the park and has bike friendly roads to get to ...

    6.5 miles 1250 ft gain

  • Camp at Last Chance Campground

    Last Chance Campground is located in New Meadow, Idaho, and about 30 minutes away from the tourist town of McCall. It is a perfect location to get lost in nature, but still want to remain connected. Cell phone service was very excellent. Goose Cre...

  • Climbing at Thinking Spot

    The thinking spot isn't a secret spot but it will seem like it when you arrive at an empty crag with dozens of routes all to yourself. There are climbs ranging from 5.7 to 5.11 so there's something for most. Though directions to get to the crag ex...

  • Soak at Gold Fork Hot Springs

    It takes almost two hours, when you leave from Boise, Idaho to Gold Fork Hot Springs. You will feel like you’re at a resort without paying the expensive resort fees. You can stay all day, tan on tanning chairs, and relax. I have visited this desti...

  • Hike to Upper Hazard Lake via Hard Creek

    Trail 169 starts out of a small campground off Hazard Lake road. To get to the trailhead, you leave paved roads for about 15 miles of travel on a gravel road, fit for any vehicle - no worries Prius. The campground seems like a suspiciously unoffic...

    4.8 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Loon Lake

    This pretty simple hike is just outside of Burgdorf, though it is fun enough that my friends and I hike it every year. The trailhead starts out at Chinook Campground where there is free parking if you are making the hike; you can also camp there f...

    10 miles 3355 ft gain

  • Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

    Burgdorf, Idaho's backcountry oasis, features several rentable cabins located about 30 miles north of McCall. Each season provides its own outdoor opportunity, and Burgdorf provides an epic hub in which to enjoy them.To get there from Boise, drive...

  • Snowshoe Lake Cascade State Park

    Lake Cascade sits at about 4700' above sea level, the starting point for this snowshoe (or light nordic skiing). To arrive, follow signs on hwy 55 in Cascade for Lake Cascade State Park. Any car will do, including the Prius, to get to Lake Cascade...

    1.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Camp at Blue Lake

    Blue Lake is a great spot to spend a night next to the lake but is also the perfect escape if you're looking to get away for just the day. The stars at night are worth the trip alone, as it's far away from light pollution. It gets a little windy s...

  • Hike to Sheep Lake

    DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAILHEAD: From US 95 just south of Riggins, turn west (left if northbound from Boise/McCall, right if southbound from Grangeville) onto the signed Seven Devils Road (FR 517). The road (17 miles/45 min total) is paved for the fir...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Drive to Hat Point Overlook in Hells Canyon

    There are no services at Hat Point other than breathtaking views from your picnic table and pit toilets for use before the long ride back to town.   Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America and the Imnaha Canyon is Northeastern Ore...

  • Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

    Idaho is known for its pristine rivers and countless geothermal pools. The Rocky Canyon Hot Springs epitomizes both of these and will leave you begging to stay. From Boise, hop in the car and head north, I'll see you in Crouch. Take Hwy. 55 to Ban...

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