This lakeside community has been quietly assembling a diverse collection of trails with options for every ability level and riding style. Once known for its rugged backcountry trails, the Central Idaho Mountain Bike Association began adding purpose-built trails. On a summer day, you can ride a fern-lined trail through stands of towering old-growth Ponderosa, then test your skills on a lift-served gravity trail. Or ride an IMBA Epic trail to beautiful Loon Lake and discover the wreckage of a rare WW2 bomber before ending your day with a microbrew and dinner.
On a summer day in McCall you can ride a fern-lined, family-friendly trail through stands of towering old-growth Ponderosa and pick huckleberries along the way. Or ride a lift-served gravity trail over granite boulders while enjoying the view from the summit of Brundage Mountain. Ride to Goose Creek falls along a shady river trail and enjoy the sounds of the river below. Ride the rugged backcountry Bear Pete trail and see into three states from the ridgeline, and then soak in some backcountry hot springs. Ride the freeride and flow trails of Jug Mountain Ranch ending your day with a microbrew and dinner at the scenic clubhouse.
Both Ponderosa State Park and the Bear Basin trail network are easily accessible by bike from town. A short distance from town, Jug Mountain Ranch's growing trail network is becoming the state’s freeride destination for Idaho, and Brundage Mountain offers lift served trails for all levels of gravity-oriented riders. Tamarack Resort's flow trails, built by IMBA's Trail Solutions can be accessed via regular shuttles and occasional lift service. In addition to riding, you can enjoy water sports on Payette Lake, whitewater rafting, hot springs, hiking, camping, a skate park and ice skating. And is are no shortage of restaurants, hotels and shopping in McCall’s charming downtown.