Upper Mesa Falls Boardwalk & Lookout

EASY 12 reviews

Upper Mesa Falls Boardwalk & Lookout is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ashton, ID that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles 67 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

The Upper Mesa Falls Lookout is a handicap accessible boardwalk that overlooks the Upper Mesa Falls and surrounding canyon. This boardwalk begins at the Mesa Falls Lodge and loops from above the falls and meanders down the canyon a few hundred yards until it connects back to the trail near the lodge. The trail is accessible year around. However, from November-April it is only accessible via snowshoe, cross country Ski, or snowmobile.

2 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

Amazingly beautiful. Fun easy nature hike with kids and dog to lower falls.

walking
5 months ago

Mesa Falls is a beautiful waterfall. Definitely worth the drive and the $5.00 entrance fee.

walking
5 months ago

Definitely worth the effort to take the scenic byway and stop for a visit. The falls are incredible. I wouldn't call this hike at all. Very easy walk.

hiking
5 months ago

Worth the drive out to see it. Hardly a "hike" but an easy walk out to the boardwalk. Lots of mosquitoes, but the view is fantastic! My wife and toddlers and I were all amazed at the size of the falls and how close we could get. $5 entrance fee to park.

walking
5 months ago

I'm glad we found this hidden treasure.

5 months ago

Was a lot of fun for the kids, easy walk, there are a lot of steps if you have a wheelchair or stroller to get down close to the falls. AND make sure you bring your mosquito repellent!

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

It is a nice place to vist the kids had a lot of fun

hiking
8 months ago

walking
1 year ago

I've done this boardwalk hike at least a dozen times and it never gets old. This is one of the most spectacular waterfalls I've seen.