Announcing the Payette Lake Trail!

We are extremely excited to announce the Payette Lake Trail! The CIMBA board has been working hard on the permitting process with the Idaho Department of Lands to make this dream a reality, and after working through all the details, it’s finally ready.  This summer we will start construction on a 33 mile trail that will stretch around the entirety of Payette Lake.

Follow this link to donate to the Payette Lake Trail fund! 100% of donations will go towards construction!


Payette Lake Trail

The overall project is broken down into multiple phases and will take several years to achieve 100% buildout. Phase one will consist of constructing four to five miles of new single-track near North Beach that will connect the existing Payette Rim Trail and the McCall town connector and by extension, the singletrack at Ponderosa State Park.

Once finished, the trail will be primarily comprised of natural, modern single-track that is accessible to all non-motorized users. Built entirely on state lands, CIMBA envisions the Payette Lake Trail having multiple entry and exit points, intermediate trail difficulty, and a modern “flowy” trail feel, making it a true public resource for mountain bikers of all abilities. This project represents a unique opportunity to build a heritage quality trail in our vibrant recreational community.

Payette Lake Trail

The red line is Phase One and the green line shows the rest of the planned trail.

Through our parent organization IMBA, we’ve hired Trail Solutions to design and build the trail. We chose Trail Solutions because we want to do this right. They are professionals with an unbeatable track record of constructing world-class mountain bike trails. Trail Solutions is already familiar with the McCall area as they were the main contractor for many of the trails at Tamarack Resort.

The lead-up work has already begun and we have plans in place to move this project forward, but we need your help!  The decision to have the experts at Trail Solutions construct the trail comes at a price, literally. In the months and years to come we will need to focus on fundraising to finance the construction of this expansive trail. Now is the time to renew your CIMBA membership, get involved with the trail, spread the word about the future of biking in the valley and get stoked! If you would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


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