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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.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 252 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Partially paved

River

Views

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Getting There

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.

Latitude: 43.659278 Longitude: -111.717938 -backcountrysecrets.com

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Reviews (276)
Photos (120)
Recordings (117)
Completed (577)
Jessica Cary
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Hiking

Great trail for kids, however it’s usually pretty crowded and sometimes difficult to find parking.

Stephen Stewart
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Great little hike with beautiful views and easy enough to take kids of almost any age, my 3 year old made it pretty easy...

Janelle A.
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Hiking

rattlesnake on trail around the spring

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Mimi Casillas Orozco
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pretty easy hike, beautiful view my kid love it

Vance King
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Hiking

This is such a pleasant little hike, and the first time I've done it without kids in tow. There is an additional trail that takes you further up the mountain, and a few side trails to explore. Cress Creek is definitely worth a look. It was busy, but not distractingly so.

Holly Anderson
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beautiful, easy, pretty crowded

Amanda Lynch
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Hiking

kid friendly

Kyndra Magana
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Hiking

Great trial. There is also a trail down by the river. You cross the road and go down the stairs and across the bridge. Beautiful hike. 40min up and 40min back down. Mostly paved

Sai Zhang
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Christian Batchelor
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Hiking

Nice trail with a nice view.

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Christopher Sauvageau
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Walking

Cress Creek nature walk provides sunset views of the snake river. Mostly paved, but gives access to dirt trails. Heavily trafficked making it challenging to social distance. Informational signs are informative, making it a great place to take the kids.

Kayla Quander
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Hiking

Easy hike. It has sidewalks for wheelchair access. Beautiful view of the Valley.

Brittany Goodsell
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Hiking

I’ve done this hike around 4 times. It’s not strenuous or too exciting but it’s a great one if you need a quick change of scenery. The view at the top is gorgeous and it’s kid friendly. I’ve brought my nieces up there and it was perfect for them

McKenna Buckley
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Great place, close to home, to get out & enjoy the day. Well maintained, paved trail at the start. Alot off alternative trails towards the top.

Terr Bravo
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Hiking

Beautiful views! Unfortunately what made this hike unpleasant was seeing all the trash on the ground. People walking their dogs without a leash. Dog feces all over the place. The place is a bit disgusting. Parents yelling at their kids. I mean it should be a place to teach these kids what they’re seeing and what’s around them. Very disappointed to see these parents have no discipline within themselves much less with their Kidd’s and animals.

Adam Bostrom
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Hiking

great little family hike.

Milissa Schreuders
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Hiking

Nice quick hike close to town. Pretty views. Kinda busy when we went but still worth it.

Jessica McKenzie
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Hiking

Best place to see the sunset around. Highly trafficked. So be prepared for other people.

Morgan-Melissa M
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HikingBugs

Super easy, you’re pretty much going for a nice stroll than a hike. The view is beautiful at sunset!

Orlando Stratton
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Hiking

great little hike we take the dog and it has some great views and there is a little freshwater spring for dogs or children to cool off. also has parking and restrooms.

Jacob Gutierrez
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Megan Allen
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HikingOver grown

Cress creek is beautiful, the first portion is paved and wheel chair accessible however people go off the path and get the pebbles everywhere which would make it hard to get a wheel chair all the way up. Beautiful scenic views. Kid friendly. Some overgrowth. Lots of benches along the path.

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mac dutton
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this is a great hike to take kids on. it gets a little steep the higher you go, but my kids ages 5 and 4 had no problems at all

Jonathon Wilcox
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HikingOff trail

Great trail for a short hike. Really easy if you stay on the paved trails. Around 10 there was almost no one but by noon there was a ton of kids everywhere. Lots of unmarked but well traveled trails running from the main paved path.

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Greg Cannon
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Hiking

Very quick trail • 1/2 family friendly • 1/2 Steep enough to cause children difficulty Includes on the side the nature walk with the beautiful bridge over small part of snake river. Enjoy!

Tori Trauntvein
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Hiking

Fun little hike to take dogs on. Plenty of shady areas and places to sit and rest if needed. The creek was nice to get a little cool down time next to it. Highly recommend doing the full trail, it's a beautiful view the whole time! I would definitely also recommend it for anyone with kids, it's easy enough for kids but still a fun walk.

Gerlin Jean Simon
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Hiking

I would recommend this to anyone trying to hike with kids. It is fun and scenic. There’s lots of benches along the way in case you want to rest or just in case you want to sit down and enjoy the nice view over the river.

Jamie Matthews
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Hiking

Great trail to do with kids!! Places to stop and see great views!!

Javier Venegas
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Hiking

Great trail for beginners with some nice views.

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Holly Forster
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