Cress Creek Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ririe, ID that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Cress Creek Nature Trail is maintained by the BLM. Visit their website for more information. http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/upper_snake/recreation_sites_/cress_creek_nature.html Gentle hike that provides a good view of the South Fork of the Snake River during the summer and awesome color in the fall. The first part of the trail is up a very gentle incline. The trail to the lower overlook is very gentle. The upper loop of the trail is less developed -Backcountrysecrets.com
Great view! Really easy, good for a relaxed date.
Nicely signed trail that explains the geology of the area and why the creek is warm all year round. if you want to go for a longer hike you can cross the walking bridge below the parking lot and walk up the river on dirt road. This road intersects the gravel road after a mile or so which you can use to walk back to your car.
My wife and I went all the way up to the end of the trail and it took about an hour to an hour and a half. Amazing views from the top.
beautiful hike! the view from the top is gorgeous! the creek is nice for the kids to wet their hands and feet while they cool off on a hot day. there's info stations along the way for the kids to read! it's my second time here and I love it!
Went to the top with my boy and the dogs! kid friendly and lots of info on the trail.
Great easy hike. extends past the 1.2 miles of you hike to the top of the mountain.
Great family hiking trail...dogs loved it!
nice little stretch your legs hike.
nice easy walk. my 85 year old mother did first 1/2 mile in middle of day with temperature of 29 Celsius (with umbrella and nice breeze)
Accessible for all ages. Even our 85 year old mom climbed the first half mile thanks to the paved pathway and multiple rest benches. The creek has a couple of lovely spots for little ones to wade. See everything from rattlesnakes to watercress!
Very fun hike. Starts out paved and wheelchair accessible. When the trail loops, it becomes dirt and there are some steep spots, but it's still easy for kids and pets. Lots of great information along the trail including history and native plant and wildlife identification. Benches and picnic tables throughout. Several overlook areas with a gorgeous view of the Snake River. Bathrooms available at the base. Trail not always well marked so watch your map. We wound up on a near-vertical climb that stopped at some lava rock.
I hiked this trail at night and it was very easy! Lots of fun! Great experience!
Great for the first hike of the season!! Interesting information boards & great views most of the way!! Not too many people early on a Saturday. I would say it's more moderate. Some areas have quite the climb
Great trail for kids! Always see animals early in the morning or late in the evening.
A nice easy hike for the family.
Easy, simple hike with great views of the snake. Simple enough to do in one of those spontaneous "lets go on a hike!" moments. My toddlers love to come with us, and its not too challenging for them to walk alongside when they get tired of the child carrier backpacks we have. The trail is gravel/river rock the whole way (once the cement sidewalk stops).