China Ditch Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Melba, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length2.6 miElevation gain334 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingViewsWildlifeRockyNo shade
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Jill kyong
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Go out and back along river.

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Jakob Viramontez-Smith
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Alexandra Scanlon
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Kim Maiden
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Dave Haworth
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I didn't record the whole venture, but it was a fun hike. I suggest this as a fall and winter hike. Too hot in summer. If you don't have a 4X4 I don't suggest the drive to the trailhead. Hikers with cars should stick to trails close to the city center. The Owyhees is a different animal altogether.

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Gregor Slonaker
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Love it. Getting to and from the scenery is great. Much cooler before the fire in 2016, but still great. When in the canyon walking along the actual “ditch”, erosion has displaced some of the trail and imo is not a great place for kids. Lots of Mormon crickets in late spring. Shoes, not sandals, recommended.

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Katie S
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AWESOME little hike! Definitely need 4WD and high clearance to get to the parking area though, or otherwise you'll be walking further. We went clockwise around the loop and got the canyon views first, but I imagine counterclockwise would be more exciting so you end with the exciting stuff. There were a couple short but steep & sandy sections, but other than that this is a decent hike for kids & beginners because there isn't much elevation change. Lots of mountain bikers

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Kristy Emler
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Beautiful scenery. Crowded on Covid Saturday. Skipped the final 1/4 mile drive to the trail head.

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Caren Fuller
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I would recommend this trail if looking for an easy hike. This trail offers beautiful views of Owyhee mountains and canyonlands and is easily accessible. This trail is rated as a moderate trail, I found this trail to be easy, of course our abilities are all different. However if your looking for a nice scenic hike check this out!

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Sam Milewsky
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Review for Reynolds Creek Trail. The canyon views on this hike are amazing. The trail gets very overgrown around 3 miles and I lost it shortly after that.

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Torrie Campbell
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Jaime Campbell
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Adriana Acosta
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Zach Arnstam
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Katie Burt
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Todd MacQueen
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Kyle Daniels
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Rebecca Martin
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Wayne Herbel
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Jeremy Stanton
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Edward Zigmond
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Caren Fuller
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Petya Johnson
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