10.3 miles
Distance
1,922 ft
Climb
-1,063 ft
Descent
02:00:18
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    East Side
    McCall, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    July-October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #47747 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30429 in E-Biking
    • #25141 in Trail Running
    • #56867 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Payette National Forest

A typically rugged McCall area backcountry trail that meanders through forests and meadows while climbing up to Duck Lake. The trailhead is opposite Upper Payette Lake. Nothing is too crazy on this trail, but it adds up to a blue/black ride in my opinion. The climb isn't strenuous, but is tricky in spots. The trail isn't super challenging, but there are lots of rocks, roots, ruts, and challenging spots. Many people do it as an out-and-back, turning around when the trail gets steep before approaching Duck Lake. PS- don't take the junction 20 Mile lakes despite the name of the trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 20 Mile Trail to Duck Lake Trailhead bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    859 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,732 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,084 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,732 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,591 ft
  • Grade
    1.576%
  • Grade max
    -24.186%
  • Grade min
    33.124%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    02:00:18
  • Avg reverse time
    02:46:33
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      20 Mile Trail to... Trail Reports

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      Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:43am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:11pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      Dry/no mud, but some small water crossings. Trail in great condition. Trail clear except for far south end where 2 new trees have fallen, and the...
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 9:24pm
      Jun 22, 2021
      Overall trail is in good condition. However, there are a few muddy areas and a bridge near the south end is broken due to a tree falling on it....
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 1:33pm
      Aug 21, 2020
      Trail in great shape with exception of two trees down on ridge that are easy to navigate around
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Sep 4, 2019
      Great shape. The trail crew just rebuilt major swampy areas and this is better than it has ever been.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 13 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 16 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Turtle-Speed (Jul 2, 2020 at 10:20)
       Fun Shuttle Option From Duck Lake TH North.
      The O&B from 20mile trail head isn’t bad either. One of the best MTB backcountry trails around.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tlilly (Jul 20, 2020 at 7:38)
       It is nice to see this trail getting attention. With continued trail improvements, this could be one of the best trails in Idaho. It currently is undergoing a lot of maintenance and the upper stretches have a lot of wet spots and destroyed rock gardens. The lower bit is riding amazing.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      yellowbeard (Jun 22, 2021 at 21:28)
       Fun trail. I'd rate this trail as black southbound, blue+ northbound. Heading south, there are two longish steep sections almost everyone will have to walk. Northbound, everything is ridable by anyone with moderate skills. Many minor features are tough to negotiate uphill/southbound, but much easier northbound.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      drwomble (Aug 24, 2021 at 19:35)
       Awesome trail , lots of Rocks and Roots .
      Would do it again .
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