Hiking The East Fork / Lake Fork Trail
The 12th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.
Monday 4 July 2016 04:47 GMT
Near McCall in the Payette National Forest, the East Fork / Lake Fork Trail is an 11 mile one-way hiking route up to Maki Lake. The route is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt bike riding.
Trailhead: Instead of entering the Lake Fork Creek campground and crossing Lake Fork Creek, drive across the first bridge on the main Lick Creek road about 1 mile past the campground turnoff. You will see on the south side of the bridge a large dispersed camping area. You may park there and follow the trail that parallels Lake Fork Creek. This trail is one mile to the trailhead across from the campground.
Starting from the north end of the NFS Lake Fork Campground, the first 10 miles are easy, while the last mile climbs 1000 feet to the lake. The campground is located off Lick Creek Road.
Overall, East Fork / Lake Fork Trail is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby East Fork / Lake Fork Trail including Twenty Mile Lakes Trail and Loon Lake Trail.