Twenty Mile Lakes Trail For Dirt Biking

The 40th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Idaho.

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North of McCall in the Payette National Forest, the Twentymile Lakes Trail is a 12 mile out & back through beautiful alpine meadows into the Twenty Mile Lakes area. The route starts off easy before ascending 1,800 feet.

To reach the dirt biking trailhead from McCall, head north on Warren Wagon Road for 18 miles. Look for signed parking area. There is a wooden trailhead sign on the road. A short dirt road to the right leads to the new trailhead with a horse unloading ramp, hitching rails and toilet by the large parking area.

The first 3 miles of trail are easy and then it climbs steeply for the next 3 miles into the lake region. The trailhead is at 5,600 feet and the lakes are at 7,800 feet.

Overall, Twenty Mile Lakes Trail is the 40th most popular dirt bike trail of all 52 dirt biking rides in Idaho. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Twenty Mile Lakes Trail including East Fork / Lake Fork Trail, Sturgill Peak ORV Area, Cuddy Mountain Area, Bear Area, Blackwell Lake / Fall Creek Saddle ORV and Morgan Lake / Rainbow Lakes.


Local Contact(s):  PNF (208) 634-0400.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Ponderosa State Park CG; Scandia Inn

Luxury Loding:  Shore Lodge; Hotel McCall

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bev's Cafe, McCall

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  8/14/2016

ID:  17237


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