10 miles
Distance
1,922 ft
Climb
-1,063 ft
Descent
1 miles
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    East Side
    McCall, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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More Stats for 20 Mile Trail to Duck Lake Trailhead bike trail
  • Altitude change
    859 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,732 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 miles
  • Avg reverse time
    02:30:56
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Status:
on Aug 21, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      20 Mile Trail to... Trail Reports

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      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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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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.
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