East Fork / Lake Fork Trail Horseback Riding

The 23rd most popular equestrian trail in Idaho.

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Near McCall, the East Fork / Lake Fork Trail is an 11 mile one-way horseback riding route up to Maki Lake. The route is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt bike riding. Its also a very popular horse riding trail. People may use the unloading ramp and hitching rails at the Lake Fork Guard Station.

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 23rd most popular horse trail of all 56 horseback rides in Idaho. Several of the better horse trails are nearby East Fork / Lake Fork Trail including Twenty Mile Lakes Trail, Loon Lake Trail and Kennally Creek.


Local Contact(s):  PNF (208) 634-0400; Idaho Backcountry Horsemen (208) 772-2964.

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:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  17241


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