on Malad Gorge Walk

walking
21 days ago

Not really a hike. A self guided tour through Malad Gorge State Park. There is a $5 entrance fee which goes towards maintaining the park. It’s mostly an all drive experience.

very easy you do go of the path. very pretty to look at. wish there was more here

walking
1 month ago

Not really a "hike" but the view is great. A favorite spot to take friends and family who visit from out of state. There is a $5 state park fee just an FYI. It works on an honor system most of the time and I have seen them come by and check so just drop your $5 in the little envelope and don't be a jerk about it. There are picnic areas and even a little play ground of you drive around. But still, not a whole lot to see/do. I suggest making a day of it and adding thousand springs park or Shoshone falls into your schedule and enjoying a nice scenic drive.

walking
1 month ago

I have the State Parks Pass, so its worth it for me to stop here just to enjoy the view. Its a bummer that they built the interstate directly over the most impressive part of the gorge. Oh well, still fun to check out!

hiking
1 month ago

The fact that you have to pay even $5 to get in isn’t worth it, the only thing worth while is the bridge overlooking the rapids. I’d honestly not recommend this is you’re wanting a hike, it’s more of a “stop and stretch” area.

hiking
3 months ago

Good place to stretch your legs while driving I – 84. Dog loved it!

Great

More of a drive through trail than anything. There is a .2 mile side trail to an overlook point with good views of the wash bowl but other than that not much of a hike.

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's more of a walk but views are stunning!

walking
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Not really my idea of a hike as it is down a wide paved path over the Malad river to some sign boards back to the parking lot which is about a tenth of a mile hike then one can go down the east side of the canyon either in a car or walk down the very nice gravel road dodging cars along the canyon and look over once in a while. Ok I grew up in the area and in the day this hike was started insdie the gorge on the south side of the small Idaho Power Reservoir where one could scramble over the small dam and explore the many waterfalls and creeks pouring out of the sides of the gorge that is unseen from the upper "trail", one could catch crayfish while skinnydipping in one of the many pools found along side the canyons walls, the fishing was excellent in the small reservoir, and the hike was very difficult but rewarding to make it up to the devils washbowl and dive into it's small pool. Now there is a Idaho Power gate across the road with a no trespassing sign, didnt know that use of a river allowed idaho power to prevent access to a beautiful canyon and am trying to open this area back up but will probably take a legal action to make it happen which is sad

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago