Hot spots for mountain biking in McCall, Idaho

Mountain biking for most enthusiasts can be a bit of a production. Not everyone is lucky enough to live within a mountainous region or near a park where trails mimic nature’s rollicking inclines and descents. Fortunately for Whitetail Club members, our community comes equipped with some of the most incredible mountain biking trails within the gates—just minutes from the homes.

From high-impact to easy-going, there’s a trail here for every skill level. In fact, there are 10 miles of single-track trails within Whitetail Club. Breaks at our mountaintop yurt, where stunning vistas of the mountains are literally awe-inspiring, are always a highlight of the ride.

  • The Lower Traverse Trail has a three percent grade and provides beginners with rolling mellow grades featuring open glades and forested patches.
  • For heart-racing descents, the downhill-only Whitetail Chute is full of thrilling elements like rock rollovers, berms and a few drops.
  • Intense workouts start at The Fish & Swim Club, where the Whitetail Climbing Trail and Whitetail Ladder take bikers to the ridgetop nearly one mile up the mountain.

Members have access to our state-of-the-art fleet of bikes—Trek Fuel EX 6 for adults and Trek MT 240 for kids—that make it easy to conquer the challenges of our rugged mountainside.

The Trek Fuel EX 6 is known as a real “trail-muncher” with its extra-large wheels and solid frame that beget both agility and stability. You’ll be able to hurdle those twisty uphill switchbacks like a champ!

For the youngest adventure-seekers at Whitetail Club, we have Trek’s kid-friendly MT 240 (ages 9 – 12). It’s a serious cross-country bike that will amp up their confidence in no time, leading to an increased skill level, and of course, more joy!

But the mountain biking trails don’t stop inside the community. Payette National Forest and The Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area, one of the country’s largest wilderness preserves, are both part of the authentic McCall experience. At nearby Brundage Mountain, a high-speed chair lift whisks riders and their bikes to the summit at 7,640 feet, and then down 20 handmade descent trails. Visit McCall Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau for more information on the layout.

Mountain biking isn’t just for the summer months in McCall either! You can try fat biking, a new form of biking that’s become a wildly popular way to tackle the trails. These off-road bicycles are expertly designed for better traction on groomed trails in the winter or muddy conditions that make traditional biking pretty humbling. Riding on soft, unstable terrain—snow, sand, bogs and mud—is now possible, and very fun, with these extra-wide (fat) tires.

Come live this life! Please contact Joe Carter at 208.315.4622 or jcarter@whitetailclub.com 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.