• When: August 16-18, 2013
  • Where:  Payette National Forest
  • Distance: 1.0 miles
  • Elevation Range:
  • Location:Hum Lake Trailhead
  • Level of Difficulty:
  • Accepting: 6 Volunteers


Project Description

The Hum Lake Trail, on the Payette National Forest, is a backpacking and day-hiking trail that is very popular with families and individual recreationists. It is located 8 miles from McCall and from the trailhead, it ascends over a small pass beginning at Duck Lake and cutting across head waters of Loon Creek and down the North Fork of Lick Creek to Split Creek trail.

ITA will partner for the third season with the Payette National Forest to maintain the Hum and Duck Lake Trail by cutting fire and beetle-killed timber blocking the trail. Additionally, ITA will work to re-establish a 1 mile section that runs into Upper Loon Creek, that is overgrown and has been neglected because of the shrinking forest recreation budget. Here the work would be clearing and tread work, to a hiker only standard. For 2013, ITA will bring 6 volunteers to the project for 2 full days. ITA will provide training on proper use of cross-cut saws and trail maintenance skills and food.

Travel Info

This project is sponsored by the Boise REI Store.

Sign Up

To sign up for this project, please complete the form below. After submitting the form you will be asked to make an online deposit of $25 to secure your space. Our overnight projects are very popular and space is limited; we want to assure maximum participation. If you show up for the project, or cancel more than one week prior to the start of the project,  the deposit can be refunded or can be applied towards an ITA membership (for yourself or for someone else you designate).

After you submit this form and make the deposit, an ITA representative will  send you a packet of registration materials and project information.  If you have any questions, send an email to trails@idahotrailsassociation.org.