6 miles
Distance
984 ft
Climb
-1,124 ft
Descent
02:00:51
Avg time
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Loon Lake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    East Side
    McCall, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Sep
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #27558 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Manager
    NFS

Famous, well groomed multi-use trail that leads back into the forest to a crashed B-23 bomber from over 50 years ago. Trail is very smooth, flowy, with steady climbs throughout. There are a few intersections that are all very well marked.

Note that if you want to access the bomber its on the South side of the lake, and that last mile of trail is rocky and common with several down trees so it can turn into a hike a bike at times. Many take a bike lock and drop bikes off and hike it in on last mile or so. The bomber sits in a marshy grassy area so early in the season expect sloggy approach.

Access Info

Trailhead is well marked from the Chinook campground located on Secesh River that is roughly a 45 minute drive north of McCall, Idaho

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Loon Lake mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -140 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,678 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,069 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,825 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,685 ft
  • Grade
    -0.454%
  • Grade max
    -35.067%
  • Grade min
    28.806%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,075 ft
  • Avg time
    02:00:51
  • Avg reverse time
    01:46:53
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Status:
on Jul 27, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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
  • place Directory Listing
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Loon Lake Trail Reports

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      Jul 27, 2019 @ 9:13am
      Jul 27, 2019
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      Routes with this trail

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      Loon Lake Loop
      9 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Mgripsbig Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 30, 2020 at 10:26)
       This is definitely NOT a green trail ride. It’s a beautiful, fun, well maintained trail though. I took my wife and kids and we all loved it. But this is a blue intermediate trail. Such a cool ride. Don’t forget to ditch the bikes at the lake and hike over to the crashed B-1 bomber plane. Super cool!
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      • + 0
      bombin4x Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 1, 2020 at 19:29)
       Trail in good condition. A few downed trees on the way out from Ruby Meadows campground.
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      2011 08 MTB Loon Lake Trail #1
      429 | Aug 29, 2016 , McCall
      2011 08 MTB Loon Lake Bomber #1
      365 | Aug 29, 2016 , McCall
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