Box Lake Trail

HARD 8 reviews
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Box Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near McCall, Idaho that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.1 miles 2270 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running





wild flowers


27 days ago

Loved the reward of this hike. Well worth it.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Great day hike! Definitely not an easy hike but the views are worth the aching knees and glutes! It took us about 2 hrs to hike up and about an hour and a half to get back down with light packs. We were pleasantly surprised to see how much camping space is around the beach area so we're planning on coming back to stay a night. So beautiful!

8 months ago

Great hike with a steep ascent at the very beginning and a constant incline for most of the hike. There is a beautiful meadow a little bit before you start the descent down to the lake. As mentioned by another, it is not an easy hike but it is well worth the effort for the beautiful views along the way and the lake at the end!

8 months ago

Awesome trail with a cool surprise with the lake at the top. People that say this is an easy hike are bonkers. Steep going up and a lower body burner on the way down. Fun, but be prepared for the hard work up and back down.

1 year ago

I did this trail in September 2015 with all the beautiful changing colors and not another soul in sight. I was the only person on this trail making it so peaceful and relaxing. Easy hike in and out with a few trees and creeks to jump over.

2 years ago

My very first trail! A few trees to jump over and creeks to cross but a lot of fun and beautiful lake.

4 years ago