Mesa Falls Nature Trail

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Mesa Falls Nature Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near St Anthony, ID that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 306 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

The Mesa Falls Nature Trail is a 1 mile out and back trail that begins in the Upper Mesa Falls parking lot, ending just above the Lower Mesa Falls, and is primarily used for hiking. The trailhead can be found on the south end of the parking lot. The Mesa Falls Nature Trail is the best way to see the Lower Mesa Falls. It's an easy hike ending on the plateau just above the Lower Falls. If you're really adventurous, there is a trail from the plateau that leads down to the Lower Falls. You can stand on the very edge of the Lower Falls themselves. Important note: This is not the Upper Mesa Falls boardwalk trail.

2 months ago

Great walk. Not really a hike, but I enjoyed being close enough to the falls to feel the mist. Excellent view!

hiking
5 months ago

Mesa Falls is a beautiful waterfall. Both upper and lower falls are great.

walking
5 months ago

This isn't a hike, just a nice walk through the trees to see the lower falls, which are spectacular. Very easy and kids could do this with no problem.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

I love this little trail. It's great for the whole family. We hiked down to the lower falls themselves using the trail on the west end of the plateau that leads down to the river. After a little scramble over some boulders we were standing on top of the falls. We even climbed into the falls and stood behind them. Totally cool!