Cherry Creek

MODERATE 4 reviews
#8 of 16 trails in

Cherry Creek is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Downey, Idaho that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

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.

hiking
12 days ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 06, 2016