Boulder Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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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.

6.9 miles
1702 feet






8 minutes ago

8 minutes ago

Amazing views!

1 day ago

Great hike. We were pressed for time, so we just did a 3.9 mile or and back to Boulder Lake. It was beautiful. Lots and lots of water flowing out of the lake this time of year, and there were some bugs, but not too bad.

5 days ago

21 days ago

Too much snow at the top to finish the loop but worth the trip up just to see the lake. wIt's still a bit frozen over and has snow on top. Very beautiful! The trail was a little hard to stay on at times with a few fallen trees covering the trail and it was at times unclear where the trail was--but we managed. We saw a total of 4 people today and it was lucky we ran into them at the end of the trail because we wouldn't have realized we needed to climb up over some rocks to actually get to the lake so it was nice that they let is know that. We did this with a baby and it was only at the end of the trek to get to the lake that was a bit difficult for us. Definitely recommend!

22 days ago

Beautiful Hike. Made a day trip up from Boise early in the morning to check it out. Still has a good amount of snow (seeing as we had a ton this year) at the lake so you couldn't get around to finish the loop so we just did an up and back. Snow was melting decently near the streams so be careful to not fall through. Give it a few weeks to melt and it will be much easier to get to the lake. Cool hike for our first time and only getting about half way through it.

3 months ago

Not too rough, just a little rugged. Great view. Watch for hazard trees.

7 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Monday, September 14, 2015

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!

Friday, August 15, 2014

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.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Great area to hike into. I'm curious which trail links to loon lake.