Summers in McCall are a magical time. From the beautiful climate to the incredible mountain-lake scenery, there’s more to take in than meets the eye. To help you envision your life at Whitetail Club, we’ve created this two-part series with information on where to go and what to see around town. Here, read up on everything there is to discover on-land. Then, stay tuned for the next installment focusing on all the aquatic action to be had!

Back to Nature


Not all who wander are lost. Whitetail Club is strewn with groomed hiking trails and surrounded by sprawling nature preserves like Ponderosa State Park, the Payette National Forest and the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, providing seemingly endless trails to discover. Shore Lodge’s complimentary shuttle can take Whitetail Club members to two of the nearest — and most popular — hiking destinations: Bear Basin and Ponderosa State Park for an enchanting journey into nature. For those wanting to explore the backcountry, there are tons of trails with varying difficulty and distance. Some popular ones include Goose Creek Falls, Boulder Lake, Duck Lake and Granite Mountain Lookout.

Mountain Biking:

Members preferring to take their adventures on two-wheels will find many of the most incredible biking trails in the area right on our property, and just minutes from your doorstep. From high-impact to easy-going, there’s a trail here for you. In fact, there are 10 miles of single-track trails within Whitetail Club. Members can also take a break at our ridgetop yurt, where stunning vistas of the mountains are always breathtaking. And for those just getting started, feel free to contact us for a map of the trail system and use of our complimentary mountain bikes, available to all Whitetail Club members.

ATV Adventures:

Need even more wheels? Or more adrenaline? Get down and dirty as you dart through McCall’s rugged mountain terrain on agile ATVs. It’s always an exhilarating day filled with a mix of dirt, mud and a lot of fun!

Take It In

Horseback Riding:

There are many ways to take in the sights around McCall. In fact, the town itself is so scenic, it’s impossible to miss its beauty. But what better way to surround yourself with nature than by taking in the sights on horseback? Pick your gallant steed and hop on for the ride of a lifetime through Idaho’s backcountry, which is closer than you might think. From high mountains to river canyons, you and your horse will see it all. We promise that the views of the lake and valley will be even more majestic than you could imagine.

Scenic Chairlifts:

Most visitors are familiar with Brundage Mountain thanks to McCall’s exhilarating ski season. But when members aren’t shredding some of the Best Snow in Idaho™, Brundage still has a few tricks up its sleeves. In the summer months, their Bluebird Express can take you on a scenic chairlift ride for breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. On a clear day, riders can enjoy views of Payette Lake, Long Valley, Seven Devil’s Wilderness, and if you’re lucky, Oregon’s Blue Mountains.

Beach Cruisers:

For members preferring a more laid-back style of adventure, we offer complimentary cruiser bikes, allowing you to explore the town in a blissful, leisurely fashion.

State of Luxury

Golf at Whitetail Club:

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the course is calling your name.

Venture into the rugged Idaho Mountains to play Whitetail Club’s award-winning golf course, where towering Ponderosa pine tree alleys and gracious meadows are your backdrop.

Named one of Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses for 2016 and one of America’s 100 Greatest Courses according to Golf Digest, the scenic 18-hole, par-72 course comprises 7,200 yards and serves as an important link in the Idaho Golf Trail.

The second part of this series will dive into summer activities on water. For now, these are some of our favorite ways to indulge in Whitetail Club’s summer season on land. What are yours?

Please contact for more information about all of the exciting benefits that come with a Whitetail Club membership. Follow our adventures on social media via #DiscoverWhitetailClub and @WhitetailClub on Instagram and Twitter.