We gave it a half hearted try to get to the trail head, snow on the road 14 inches deep in the shade. not saying you would not make it. had about 6 miles to go to the trailhead, other people were turning around, wonderful views from the road.

It is a gorgeous hike and the views at the top are amazing. Make sure to bring strong bug spray with you on the hike. We did not and after sweating off the initial spray we were running from mosquitos. One thing that some people might dislike is that you have to walk on softball sized rocks for a lot of the hike. It is also pretty steep.

great hike, low enough for no snow. Up hill about 100 yards then down for most all the hike, can hear the water from the top. had some forest department people working on the trail and they were doing a really good job. bridge at the bottom , water raging. pretty good trek back up. good starter hike for the area.

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muddy
5 days ago

Great hike. Started before the campground (which is closed) instead of where the app shows. It takes you to the falls, but coming from the opposite direction. I wouldn’t take small children who are adventurous and like to go off trail. The river will swallow up anything that enters it. It was exactly 6 miles round trip.

Awesome hot springs on the edge of a creek/stream. AllTrails map leads to ridge but trail disappears a little ways beyond the hot springs. Went on a day with a few raindrops and had the whole place to ourselves. Definitely going to return.

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13 days ago

Great trail. There was a moderate amount snow but nothing unmanageable for kids. Fallen tree across trail about a mile in. About 100 yards past the bridge the trail connects with a stream and there’s water running down the trail but only for a short distance.

on Goose Creek Falls

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20 days ago

Great hike! About 3 miles down and back (if you go a bit past the bridge to the falls). Only a little snow along the way. Was rainy during my trip today, but was still a good short hike!

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no shade
25 days ago

This was actually a wonderful little day trip for me and my roommates. The trail is actually just a little under 2 miles one way, and the hot springs were absolutely snow. No snow, no mud; trail conditions were absolutely fine. There are two small hot spring pools. My roommates and I got there are 11am-12pm and nobody showed up for a couple hours. By 1pm-2pm, a bunch of people had showed up... and there are like, 2 small pools and maybe 2 campsites, so the areas capacity to get overcrowded is limited. But honestly, our experience was wonderful and the conditions were pristine.

Warm Springs Creek Trail #203 Payette National Forest. Great little hike just a few minutes off ID95. Road is hard pack gravel and is maintained pretty well. June-September FSR186 links Council and Donnelly and is a great drive before or after the hike and soak. The hot springs area is obvious with log fencing to keep open range cattle from entering the springs and knocking over dams, etc. This map shows the hike to the top of the bluff above the springs, which may be a great viewpoint, but consider your drinking water supply before attempting. This is an area that is recovering from a wildfire so there is not much shade in the afternoon at all; be prepared for exposed hiking on a hard packed, single track trail with moderate elevation gain beginning around 4000’ and gaining about 900’ to the springs, and an additional 300’ if you want to bag the bluff (peak). Enjoy and always pack out what you bring in!

A little muddy but that’s because there were patches of snow. Did it in October and it was cold. We did an out and back.

Great hike !!

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snow
7 months ago

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7 months ago

Great trail, little snow but no need for boots yet. Waterfall is beautiful, easy hike.

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7 months ago

Beautiful fall day - downhill to the falls and mostly uphill back to the parking lot. Scramble a bit to the bottom of the falls - but it’s doable! Great waterfall and the water is clear, probably a wonderful swimming spot in the summer!

Loved this trail. Lost it for a bit in the middle between the bigger hills. It’s impossible to miss the hot springs, just keep going. It’s a beautiful 2.5 ish walk to the hot springs. Encountered some interesting animals along the way. Great trail for pups! Caught a gorgeous sunset on the way out. Right before the trail ends, crawl up the side of the hill a bit to get a perfect view of the sun going down over the Vally.

Out and back trail, easy to follow. Beautiful views! A little snow!

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8 months ago

Beautiful snowy day. Trail was well maintained and well marked. True moderate trail because of elevation gain.

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8 months ago

Lots of trees kept it well shaded. It’s downhill the whole way there, so a climb all the way back. Not too challenging and some nice views. Would hike again.

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8 months ago

Awesome hike when staying in Last Chance campground! The waterfall is absolutely beautiful, and offers gorgeous views over the bridge. You can either start at the top of the trail and hike back up to the parking lot, or start in Last Chance campground, then turn around once you reach the waterfall. If your hiking with a group that wants to split up, some can complete the trail while others turn back for the car. It's not a loop, but it does have starting and ending points in accessible locations.

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9 months ago

Look for Rd 316 about 2 miles before the turn to Burgdorf hot springs. The road to the trail head is rocky and not suitable for passenger cars. The hike though was beautiful. No trail signs either, but it was a popular trail. The lake is very pretty, but the fishing was disappointing.

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9 months ago

We loved this hike! Lots of shade on the trails, beautiful views and the waterfall is impressive, especially if you keep hiking past the bridge. The fall colors are starting to show and the weather is perfect. Highly recommend!

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rocky
9 months ago

This was an all around good trail easy in, harder out. Not very toddler friendly with a steep grade on one side of the trail the whole way. Our 3 year old walked the first .25 mile then had to be strapped into our osprey carrier. Still a fun relatively easy hike not quite the 3 miles it said but close. You get to see the falls from a couple of different angles and the trail connects to some others towards the end. We are excited to explore more in the area.

Phone read 4.06m in 1:03:29 with 1354ft of gain. I turned around at the vista due to time constraint. Don’t let other reviews stop you from going. Although the trail is not marked well you simply follow the dirt road up the hill. Views at top are worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

Great easy out and back, good elevation on the return, views are good and falls are very pretty!

ohv/off road driving
9 months ago

We did one half of this loop. Started at Corduroy campground and rode 4 wheelers down the French Creek grade. Beautiful drive. good road, you could easily take a truck down it. We couldn't find out if the Carey Creek grade was open. Found out later it is it's just a little rougher. Camped overnight a few miles downstream from French Creek at "Hot Pear" camp. Tried fishing the river with no luck.

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scramble
9 months ago

Great hike. Worth it if you make it down to the bottom of the waterfall. Good moderate hike. Took us 2hr20min, but we spent 30min at the bottom.

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9 months ago

Worth the hike down to the falls. Great place to swim after a hot day of hiking.

on Goose Creek Falls

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9 months ago

Did this hike yesterday. Weather was wonderful and hike was beautiful. Picked a few huckleberries along the way

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muddy
rocky
9 months ago

Great hike! No complaints.

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