Box Lake

McCall, Idaho

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This hike provides a good introduction to the Lick Creek Mountains, which form part of the westernmost portion of the massive Idaho Batholith. Glaciers filled the valleys in the Box Lake area during the Pleistocene (ice age) era, and left many tarns (glacial lakes) when they receded. Enjoy lovely granite mountains and a large subalpine lake radiate within burned areas and new growth. There is an outhouse at the trailhead and room for five or six vehicles.
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Backpacking Idaho

by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz (Falcon Guides)

This hike provides a good introduction to the Lick Creek Mountains, which form part of the westernmost portion of the massive Idaho Batholith. Glaciers filled the valleys in the Box Lake area during the Pleistocene (ice age) era, and left many tarns (glacial lakes) when they receded.

Enjoy lovely granite mountains and a large subalpine lake radiate within burned areas and new growth. There is an outhouse at the trailhead and room for five or six vehicles.

© 2015 Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: McCall
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 1,863 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Season: August–mid-September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,680 feet
Top Elevation: 7,543 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: McCall/Krassel Ranger District; (208) 634-0400 (McCall); (208) 634-0600 (Krassel)
Local Maps: USGS Box Lake and Fitsum Summit; McCall and Krassel Ranger Districts, Payette National Forest map
Driving Directions: Directions to Box Lake

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