Jump Creek Falls Trail

EASY 95 reviews

Jump Creek Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Marsing, Idaho that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

1 month ago

What a beautiful hidden gem out in the middle of the barren high desert! I will suggest if you hike the upper trail, that takes off from the upper parking lot, understand that it dead ends at a beautiful vista which offers a photo opportunity and not to the falls. Also wear proper hiking boots as the trail is very narrow and slippery.

1 month ago

I ended up being the first person there at 7:45am on Saturday 6/30/18! Crowd started rolling in around 9. Stunning waterfall. Very cold, but worth the dunk

walking
1 month ago

Loved it! My 6 year old loved it, too! It’s a beautiful small hike that leads to a gorgeous waterfall and swimming area.

2 months ago

Nice easy walk with my dad. A little busy because of Memorial Day weekend but still nice to get out...

2 months ago

great trail for families!

2 months ago

Amazing family fun with the kids. There are two trails to follow. The one on the right is steep and takes you to the overlook. Be very careful if you have kids because it is difficult. Take the lower Trail on the left to get to the falls. Only a 0.6 mile hike there and back. Super easy for the kids. If you plan on going in the water I recommend bringing water shoes since the rocks under water can be jagged and sharp.

2 months ago

Easy family hike! My 5 year old and 2 year old walked most of it. The waterfall at the end makes it worth it!

2 months ago

Perfect family hike, picnic, swim. Much to explore! You can even do it in flip flops! Went peak summer August weekend and there were 3 or 4 other families, but it didn't feel overly crowded.

3 months ago

Great one for the kids and dogs. suggest week days before noon as weekends get real crowded. Loved it

hiking
3 months ago

I would definitely recommend this trail! Even though it’s a short, maintained trail straight to the falls, there are various trails in the area as well. The waterfall along with the wading pool is awesome to swim in especially on a hot, sunny day. Expect people here at anytime of the week, but trails are so spaced out that you don’t really notice anyone! I’d rate this trail 9/10!

3 months ago

Perfect for a quick hike with the kids.

3 months ago

Definitely an easy hike, took about 20 minutes in and out.

hiking
4 months ago

Great for kids! Short & sweet! Opportunities for more hiking if desired up & around the canyon!

hiking
4 months ago

Fun and easy family hike. Lots of places for the kiddos to explore and a little pond for them to swim when it’s hot out. There is a small stream crossing but they have laid it out so it is easy to cross without getting wet.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views of the canyon and waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

There are a few trails you can take while you are there. The scenery is extremely lovely.

off road driving
5 months ago

good little hike. Breathtaking views.

9 months ago

Nice if you need to get outside real quick, the hike is short and easy and swimming in the waterfall is fun.

hiking
10 months ago

This is on my Top 10 hikes! Easy hike with jaw dropping views. Perfect for kids! My boys 9 and 12 said this was one of their favorite hikes and we've had our share of hikes! I imagine it is fabulous in the summer for swimming and wading through the creek. Lots of nooks and caves to explore.

11 months ago

Jump Creek is easy to find. I went in the spring when the water was very high and parts of the trail were underwater. Despite the flooding, my trek to the falls was a quick and easy. The falls really are an amazingly beautiful sight out in the Owyhee desert. Saw hawks, coyotes, and people.

hiking
11 months ago

this was a neat little rocky hike out to the falls and back. the falls were beautiful and it was a nice swimming spot until it got super crowded. the rim trails were pretty cool as well, definitely recommend making the trip

11 months ago

Great family hike.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a really fun, quick hike to a beautiful waterfall. Fun little caves and things to see along the way too. Great for kids as well!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Amazing! Easy hike, great swimming. Absolutely loved it!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Short trail to waterfall. Kids didn't fare well with some of the loose gravel on the trail in some spots.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Easy trail. Beautiful area with refreshing Cold water that feels great on a hot day. Easy to pack in your lunch and spend the afternoon. Bring water shoes as it is rocky.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

There is an upper parking lot and a lower parking lot. If you park at the upper lot and walk up to the steel marker signs there is a trail but it only takes you around the rim. There is also no mention that it will not take you down to the falls. We passed a dozen people about to make the same mistake we had and informed them where to start.

Once we went to the lower lot and hiked it the trail was beautiful and shaded as you passed over the creek. Definitely need water shoes. Folks with older knees might have a tricky time over 20yards of trail because of steeper steps that ago up then and down to the creek bed.

The falls are chilly and the ground rocky. Water shoes are a good idea. Bring snacks and have a picnic and enjoy the day!

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Super easy hike. Perfect for little kids. Wear shoes that can get wet. Enjoy the waterfall. You can play and swim in it.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The water is nice in 100 degree weather.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Was a great time for the entire family, including the young girls. The water fall view is easy to get to and not much of a hike so we hiked up the other trails around the area and that was definitely an adventure for the family. Also 4th July weekend, so yes people are everywhere... Would be great in the fall or spring.

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