Goose Creek Falls

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Goose Creek Falls is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near New Meadows, ID that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles 750 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

river

views

waterfall

rocky

3 months ago

Good trail well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, some steep inclines but accurately rated as moderate. Plenty of shade for most of the trail through most of the day.

Several little side trails that lead down to the creek. We actually found a little pool to wade in - super refreshing.

4 months ago

4 months ago

I am a beginner hiker of average fitness and this was a very manageable hike despite the steep incline. The waterfall was beautiful, don't stop at the bridge, it keeps going. If you have a car at the trail head and another at last chance camp ground you can even skip the hike in one direction.

5 months ago

Great trail, once you find the entrance!

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked this trail today 6/11/16. Poorly marked at the entrance to the trail when you leave the parking lot and head towards the trail head there is a wide path like a road this is not the trail. As you start up this road pay close attention to the left side of the beginning of the road. There is a single post with words written with a black sharpie "GOOSE CREEK FALLS" with an arrow. This is the trail to the Falls not the wide road. The trail is pretty much downhill to the falls which means you basically have uphill all the way back. Wife and I are in our 70's we made hike both ways without any problems. When you do the hike be sure not to stop a the bridge where you will see some small falls go across the bridge turning to your left and find the sing and trail showing the falls .2 miles ahead. worth the .2 miles.

6 months ago

The hike was beautiful but I would not describe the hike as easy. It certainly is very doable but it's hardly flat either. Regardless it is well worth the effort. We went in the spring and the river was beautiful

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great kids/family easy hike.
Waterfall flows big in spring.

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful falls any time of year (see picture of 60 ft. falls, pic. taken during early fall, low water) Too bad reviewer Sol Sukut couldn't find the 60 ft. falls that the guide was referencing

hiking
2 years ago

Nice trailhead with bathroom. however, the local trails guide from the McCall Ranger Station really over sold the "falls". It is a pretty easy hike, but its described as a 60' waterfall. In reality its a long cascade and there wasn't much about it that I would have actually called a waterfall. It was a beautiful hike, and the trail is easy. We did eat lunch on a huge 15'x10' slab of rock that hangs out over the cascades, which our kids thought was cool.