Goose Creek Falls

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Goose Creek Falls is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near New Meadows, Idaho that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
1 day ago

Enjoyed this trail, but I think we didn't quite make it to the falls.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike! Down hill most of the way in is great but that means uphill all the way out. From the bridge to the falls is not too far but the last little bit is quite rocky and steep. I would say 8 and older for a hike like this. Lots of water right now and beautiful.

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike! Down hill most of the way in is great but that means uphill all the way out. From the bridge to the falls is not too far but the last little bit is quite rocky and steep. I would say 8 and older for a hike like this. Lots of water right now and beautiful.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hiking with plenty of beautiful scenery.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Clear trail till you get down to the falls. Then became a little questionable on safety.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Good trail well maintained.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail, some steep inclines but accurately rated as moderate. Plenty of shade for most of the trail through most of the day.

Several little side trails that lead down to the creek. We actually found a little pool to wade in - super refreshing.

11 months ago

I am a beginner hiker of average fitness and this was a very manageable hike despite the steep incline. The waterfall was beautiful, don't stop at the bridge, it keeps going. If you have a car at the trail head and another at last chance camp ground you can even skip the hike in one direction.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great trail, once you find the entrance!

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

We hiked this trail today 6/11/16. Poorly marked at the entrance to the trail when you leave the parking lot and head towards the trail head there is a wide path like a road this is not the trail. As you start up this road pay close attention to the left side of the beginning of the road. There is a single post with words written with a black sharpie "GOOSE CREEK FALLS" with an arrow. This is the trail to the Falls not the wide road. The trail is pretty much downhill to the falls which means you basically have uphill all the way back. Wife and I are in our 70's we made hike both ways without any problems. When you do the hike be sure not to stop a the bridge where you will see some small falls go across the bridge turning to your left and find the sing and trail showing the falls .2 miles ahead. worth the .2 miles.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The hike was beautiful but I would not describe the hike as easy. It certainly is very doable but it's hardly flat either. Regardless it is well worth the effort. We went in the spring and the river was beautiful

Sunday, May 08, 2016