Boulder Lake Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile loop trail located near McCall, Idaho that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and fishing.
It was a great hike, my 6 and 8 year old daughter's made it. We continued onto Anderson Lake. Great fishing from both lakes. It was a great for a first time backpacking. Nice spots on Boulder Lake to camp.
Took this as an easier first jump to the more strenuous uphill past Boulder Lake to Anderson Lake. Trail starts easy then gets moderate with switchbacks before leveling at the dam. Ample camping around east end of lake, plenty of water sources for filtering water.
Option: Continue up the trail north of the lake to Anderson Lake. Uphill followed by a downhill to the lake. Decent fishing and swimming as well as jumping on the far side of Anderson.
This is a great hike for a new hiker! It starts out gradually and ends steep. The trail dead ends at the front side of the Lake. Normally, a lot, higher, the hike is beautiful. But even with low water levels, the beauty that is Payette National Forest is great!
This a beautiful hike for most skill levels. Although 700ft alt change, most of it comes during last 1/3 as you approach the lake. There are many rock and boulder strewn switch backs to reach the lake. The view once you are there is spectacular. Saw a pair of eagles fishing. crystal clear water, which is very cold.
Great area to hike into. I'm curious which trail links to loon lake.