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Loon Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Beautiful loop ride, along river and rolling backcountry on buffed singletrack
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Latitude
45.21832426364806
Longitude
-115.806884765625
Trail Directions
36 miles north of McCall on Warren Wagon Road- park at Chinook Campground (Forest Service)
Trail Length
14 or 21 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
McCall
   


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Review Date
July 22, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: blueturfan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just an update from previous posts that may have gone stale, The trail remains very well maintained from the Ruby Meadows TH and the Chinook CG TH. We rode it last Saturday from Ruby Meadows and it is fast and smooth with varied sections of rock that will keep your attention. 10 miles to Loon Lake and then 2 down to the Seesech River.

Recommended Route:
For extra mileage Start at Ruby Meadows to Loon Lake, to Chinook CG back to the Victor Creek/Chinook/Ruby Meadows intersection and finish at Ruby Meadows CG. Should get you 20+.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Looking for some extra mileage we took the Seesech River trail to Lick Creek Road from the bridge junction as you arrive from loon lake. This trail was not passable, thick brush covering the trail, some steep sections and lots of fallen trees. I would advise you check the conditions each year if you plan to try this trail. It could be an epic ride if maintained.



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Review Date
September 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: no nancies ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Started from the pavement end of Warren Wagon road. Picked up FSR from there and headed down quad path to single. FLow is fine on 2 track. Gets better the further you get in. Eventually you are in the burn areas and roller coaster riding. Mineral soil type makes the riding easy but dusty in areas. You can hammer the trail well. Continue to the trail along the stream that heads toward Loon Lake. This section is great. Roller coaster again. Take a look at the lake and go to far side if you wish to see an old aircraft. Continuing back, you ride similar hilly trails through the woods. Return on 2 track to car. This route got us 28 miles.



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Review Date
March 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Paladin , from Boise

Summary:
This is a very fun, varied trail. It's rated "advanced" in the books, but varies between buff, fast single-track that is beginner to intermediate, to some truly advanced switchbacks on the way down to the Secesh River, and some rocky challenges along the river. Loon Lake itself is beautiful. The ride is very scenic, lotsa fun.

Recommended Route:
Counter-clockwise from the bridge at the campground



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Review Date
July 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Lloyd! , from Boise

Summary:
A good beginner to intermediate longer ride.

Recommended Route:
Park at the end of the pavement on Warren Wagon and take FS road that peels off to the right (it's either 364 or 346 - can't remember) - take it about 4.5 miles and then go left on the Loon Lake trail - another 5 miles to the lake, and then take the trail that heads back to the Secesh river and then back to the Chinook Campground - another 9 miles on Warren Wagon and you got yourself a good 23.5 mile ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
East Fork of Lake Fork



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Review Date
June 3, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Wayne , from McCall, ID USA

Summary:
Kerry, the rest of the bomber is on land about 100 yards in from the lake. It's amazingly intact too considering the crash and skid across the frozen lake into the trees.

Recommended Route:
I prefer not to cross the river, but to ride to the bridge and climb to Loon Lake. Usually I'll return this way too. The Ruby Meadow route is fun too.



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