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Ruby Meadows, Loon Lake and Duck Lake is a 48.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McCall, Idaho that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Length 48.3 mi Elevation gain 5,869 ft Route type Out & Back
Backpacking Camping Fishing Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bike touring Forest Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Blake Tyner
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The first portion of the trail is mapped out on a dirt road that we drove 8 miles down to reach the first campground (Chinook CG). This cut out the entire Ruby meadows portion which we later realized connected to loon lake via a different route that would have been trail. After staying the night at Chinook, we hiked about 5 miles to Loon lake and decided to continue on to Duck Lake, only to find out the trail was no longer maintained and it ended up disappearing entirely about 2 miles past Loon Lake. We ended up camping that night at Loon Lake and then heading home in the morning. While it was disappointing that our 45 mile trail turned into a 14 mile trail it was still a beautiful area with plenty of wildlife around and Loon Lake was amazing.

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Angel Heintz
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