Hiking The Twenty Mile Lakes Trail
The 15th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.
Monday 27 June 2016 04:47 GMT
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 hiking 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 15th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Twenty Mile Lakes Trail including Loon Lake Trail and East Fork / Lake Fork Trail.