Box Lake

McCall, Idaho 83638

Box Lake

Box Lake Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

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