Hiking The East Fork / Lake Fork Trail

The 12th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  PNF (208) 634-0400; Mountain Cycle (208) 634-6333.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Idaho" from Falcon Guides

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Lake Fork Creek Campground; Ponderosa State Park CG; Scandia Inn

Luxury Loding:  Shore Lodge; Hotel McCall

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bev's Cafe, McCall

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/payette/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  17240

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