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Cherry Creek is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Downey, Idaho that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 938 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

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A loop hike with excellent views of Oxford Peak A nice hike through a variety of forest trees, open hillsides, and meadows. This hike has excellent views of Marsh Valley, Oxford peak and Malad valley. Expect to see a variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Part of the hike follows Cherry Creek, part through forested canyons and part along open ridges with their excellent long range views.

Malad District Ranger Station 208-766-4743

From Downey, go SW on old hwy 191, 2.2 miles. At the bottowm of the hill, take a left turn to the south onto county road. Follow this road 8 miles. The trailhead is a continuation of the incoming road. There is parking for two or three vehicles before crossing the creek. Across the creek about 100 yards is a forest Service Campground with 3 or 4 spaces. Additional parking may be found on that side of creek.

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Hunter Ritter
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HikingMuddy

Fun trail just very hard to follow. There’s not many signs. Bring a map. When in doubt follow the ATV trails. You can shorten the trail by following the fence line at the top of the mountain. Great views up there. We saw lots of deer on the trail. Bring boots because the trail is muddy and you cross a creek several times.

Sarah Collins
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Fun hike- we took the clockwise route and there were some river crossings at the beginning, steep portions in the middle, and slick downhills at the end. Nice views from the high point in the middle. We used the app to stay on the trail as it’s not marked the whole way through.

Morgan V
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Hiking

Pretty good hike. I would recommend always having a map of the trail as it is not clearly marked. If you go clockwise per earlier review head right at the fork - it will say middle. I would recommend going counter clockwise. There is a killer Hill with all the elevation gain that we walked up in the middle of the day. That half also has the least shade. If you go counterclockwise you hit the open areas in the early part of your hike and are descending the massive hill. At the bottom veer left to stay on trail. The rest is mostly shaded in the woods with minor elevation gains. There are also creek crossing where your kids will get wet and love it. Much better the last half of the hike.

Robin Nielsen
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Hiking

My family loves this short hike, and has done it many times. It’s easiest to do clockwise. Trail is hard to find in some spots, but nothing that would get you lost. We have taken horses too. Worth giving a try if in the area.

Jeff Angelo
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, although VERY uphill in parts. Quite enjoyable though.

Rebecca Berger
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Darci Eames
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Cameron Flewellen
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Dylan Conroy
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Wesley Thomas
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