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Box Lake Trail

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800 West Lakeside Ave.
PO Box 1026
McCall, ID 83638



This trailhead is 11 miles up Lick Creek Road from McCall. The trail is called Black Lee Trail after the creek it ascends. The starting elevation is 5680' with an elevation gain of 1863' and a 343' drop from a ridge to the lake. This trail is 3.5 miles long and suggested as an overnight hike for many people especially if you plan on fishing and swimming. The trail switchbacks 800 feet in the first mile and continues to be steep for another mile. The trail makes several crossings of a stream as it passes through meadows. After passing through a short meadow the trail again climbs to arrive at the ridge above the lake. Because of the steepness and the loose rock in the trail it is not recommended for young children. It is one of the bigger lakes in the area and the site of a Chuck Yeager TV commercial before the area burned in the Blackwell Fire of 1994. (Trail Difficulty - Moderate)

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