Ponderosa Trails Cross Country Skiing

The 34th most popular XC Ski in Idaho.

Near McCall in the Payette National Forest, the Ponderosa State Park maintains 11 miles of groomed cross country ski trails adjacent to the Payette National Forest. There are 1.5 miles of lighted trails for night skiing.

The PSP is located on the opposite side of Payette Lake from McCall. South of McCall around Cascade, the Wapiti Meadow Ranch has 90 km of groomed trails and access to plenty backcountry.

To reach the Visitor Center trailhead from the intersection of SR 55 and Park St. in McCall, go east on Park St. for .15 mile. Continue east on Thompson Ave. for .2 mile. Go north on Davis Ave. Follow for about 1 mile, road turns into Miles Standish Rd. Go about .4 mile more to park entrance on left. Go to Visitor Center to park.

Overall, Ponderosa Trails is the 34th most popular cross country ski area of all 43 Nordic ski destinations in Idaho.

Ponderosa Trails Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  PSP (208) 634-2164; PNF (208) 634-0700; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  PSP 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:  6/21/2016

ID:  7235

Ponderosa Trails Cross Country Skiing Map


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