Payette National Forest ATV Loop from Ruby Meadows

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Payette National Forest ATV Loop from Ruby Meadows is a 43.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mc Call, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, fishing, and off road driving and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

43.7 miles
5,216 feet

dogs on leash



off road driving



wild flowers


historic site

ATV ride from Burgdorf, Chimney Rock Rd., Schlissler Creek Trail, fording Warren Creek, and visiting the mining dredge. This Guide starts where the pavement ends on the Warren Wagon Road from McCall, Idaho. Here, at the "Y", the graveled Warren Wagon Road continues all the way to Warren, Idaho. The graveled road to the north, goes to Burgdorf, Idaho and on to the Salmon River. There is parking room for several ATV trailer rigs on the south side of the pavement at the "Y". There are several campgrounds suitable for tents to RVs and even some rustic cabins for rent in or near Burgdorf, Idaho. There are also some primitive camp sites along Warren Wagon Road after you cross Steamboat Summit and some camping space at the summit. The Chimney Rock Road (FR 335) is signed for 4X4 and the Schissler Creek Trail is not suitable for UTVs. It is narrow and the switchbacks are sharp. The Warren Dredge Ponds are stocked with trout and are popular with fishermen.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

We visited the Warren Dredge and the grand kids went fishing in the Dredge Ponds. Everyone caught a few rainbow trout.

It was hot, and dusty due to lack of rainfall. It was also smoky due to nearby forest fires.

The trails are clear.

Everyone had a good time in spite of the hot, dry, and smoky weather.