A few steep vertical traverses and relatively narrow shelf roads keep this track from qualifying as a beginner track, but it's otherwise an easy, relaxing, and impeccably beautiful trail from McCall into Idaho's famous backcountry fishing areas.
The first part of the trail features the beautiful Little Payette Lake and a handful of dispersed campsites tucked into the surrounding trees. The path then climbs up the mountain pass revealing stunning views of rock faces, peaks, and green valleys. While easily navigable, the first half of the route does feature a few bumps and potholes, along with patches of rock that can be rough on driver and passengers alike.
Once across the high pass and down into the river valley below, there are multiple dispersed camping areas with easy access to top-tier fly fishing spots along Lick Creek and connecting with the South Fork of the Salmon River. Along the route are also a few small formal campgrounds.
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