Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail
The Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail is a family favorite adventure in the Payette National Forest. This lovely adventure demands hikers ford a creek—but that’s all part of the fun, right? This easy-going trail is versatile—hikers, bikers, and horseback riders can all indulge in its beauty.
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Route Description for Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail
The Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail is the perfect acclimatization and introduction hike to adventures in the Payette National Forest. Explore lush meadows blossoming with wildflowers, pine groves, and a charming alpine lake—all the quintessential attributes of an Idaho hike. This route sees traffic, foot, bike, and otherwise, so expect some company. The earlier you head out, the more likely will you enjoy a tranquil experience. Note that hikers will have to ford a small creek along this adventure, so expect to get your feet wet.
Embark on your adventure along the Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail from the Twentymile Trailhead off Lick Creek Road. Setting out from here, the Twentymile Trail will guide you northwardly, beneath the sparse canopy of pine trees interspersed with swathes of meadowlands adorned with granite outcrops. After some hiking, you will reach Lick Creek, which you will likely have to ford—so roll up your pant legs. Carefully cross the stream, then continue hiking, keeping left at the next junction.
Soon you will reach the shoreline of Duck Lake. Take a moment to admire the charm of the small alpine pool hemmed by beautiful granite ridges. When you are ready, head back to the trailhead where you came.
Getting to the Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail Trailhead
The Duck Lake via Twentymile Trail is accessed from the trailhead off Lick Creek Road.
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