Cress Creek Trail

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Cress Creek Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ririe, Idaho that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

Cress Creek Nature Trail is maintained by the BLM. This is a gentle hike that provides a good view of the South Fork of the Snake River during the summer and awesome color in the fall.

My wife and I love this trail, it’s our go-to when we want to go hiking on short notice. A fairly easy hike with a beautiful view and some excellent rock formations for those who like to go a bit off trail.

hiking
7 days ago

the creek is nice and warm!

8 days ago

Very easy, to the point of being kind of boring.

11 days ago

Loved the hike! only complaint was the dog poop on the beginning of the trail. Definitely coming back though!

14 days ago

beautiful scenery and very easy. accessible walk. if you choose, there's a steep incline that reaches a cluster of boulders which is a great vantage point for viewing the river.

hiking
28 days ago

It was a great Sunday activity. The main trail is super easy, there are also some trails that go off which were a lot of fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike up the hill. I’d do it again, as just a fun date.

3 months ago

This is a great little nature hike. We take all our visitors who like to see our area. A good hike for all ages.

3 months ago

Nice winter hike

hiking
4 months ago

Good for a quick dose of nature

5 months ago

A pretty easy trail. Something you can take your time with and enjoy the view.

6 months ago

Great trail for kids. Well maintained. Nice views. Today the leaf color was at its peak: orange and gold galore!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great little hike. It is quite short, but nothing is left short when it comes to the experience. This is a great hike to go, especially in Late September and October to see the colors change for Autumn.
For someone who is just starting out in hiking, it is doable but it can be tough with the inclines it provides. It is possible to hike with kids as well.

7 months ago

Very short, easy hike. Limited shade. Steep in some places but very manageable.

7 months ago

Nice easy trail, beautiful views.

hiking
7 months ago

If you're looking for a quick hike with some younger kids, this trail is OK. The first third of a mile up to the creek is handicap accessible (which means it is no problem even for the little kids). The loop portion is a little steep in places, but nothing too drastic.

This trail is heavily used, particularly during summer weekends. Parking can at times be tricky.

8 months ago

Great little hike. Made it all the way up to the top where there are some rocks you can sit on and have an even better view.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun little hike into the hills. Great to do with kids and the creek is nice to soak your feet in the warm water. Nice vantage points of the South Fork, a beautiful riparian cottonwood forest

hiking
8 months ago

Not much shade. Can get a little warm I. The afternoon.

9 months ago

Definitely a warmer hike. There aren't many large trees. The view is gorgeous, especially if you catch the Sunset or Sunrise. There are trails that will bring you up to the top of the mountain. They are steeper and harder to climb than the first part.

9 months ago

awesome

9 months ago

Roughly the first half of this trail is paved and handicap accessible. There are guard rails and benches along the way. My son loved the informational signs that taught about the land, animals and plants that are in the area.

9 months ago

fun for the family

hiking
10 months ago

Easy ail with good views and picnic areas.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun and easy.

10 months ago

Good quick fam hike

10 months ago

This is a great trail if you have little kids.

11 months ago

Took our family to Cress Creek yesterday for a late day hike. This has always been a fun place to go for a quick hike that is close to home. We were a little disappointed to see how run down the area was. The garbage can was overflowing with trash. The bathrooms were filthy and also full of trash. As we walked up the first section of trail that is concrete there were several areas that had been recently vandalized. In addition to the vandalism there was evidence of foot traffic off the trail in areas clearly marked as off limits. Pretty sad to see the current state of the trail. We still had a good time and things were much better farther up the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Very good view of snake river. Will try later when much greener.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nice enjoyable hike. My wife and I only did the little wheelchair accessible part, but we had fun and plan to go back. The views are so-so, but apparently there's a snake river overlook further in that promises to be beautiful.

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