Mesa Falls Nature Trail

EASY 27 reviews
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Mesa Falls Nature Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near St Anthony, 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

The Mesa Falls Nature Trail begins in the Upper Mesa Falls parking lot, ending just above the Lower Mesa Falls, and is primarily used for hiking. The trailhead can be found on the south end of the parking lot. The Mesa Falls Nature Trail is the best way to see the Lower Mesa Falls. It's an easy hike ending on the plateau just above the Lower Falls. If you're really adventurous, there is a trail from the plateau that leads down to the Lower Falls. You can stand on the very edge of the Lower Falls themselves. Important note: This is not the Upper Mesa Falls boardwalk trail.

1 hour ago

The trail was a nice walking path, but once you get to the end, there are several smaller trails that lead you closer to the water. They're extremely steep, but really cool views.

hiking
2 days ago

Loved the informative markers and provided paper guide! Learned a lot about the native plants and animals!

hiking
10 days ago

18 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

walking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I only went to upper mesa falls, it didn't disappoint. Beautifully powerful falls and canyon!

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

7 months ago

9 months ago

Great walk. Not really a hike, but I enjoyed being close enough to the falls to feel the mist. Excellent view!

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

scenic driving
11 months ago

Falls are surprisingly bigger than expected. Started at the Upper Falls, and stopped at the Lower Falls lookout on the way down. Great for families with smaller kids as the walkways are very easy to navigate.

hiking
11 months ago

Mesa Falls is a beautiful waterfall. Both upper and lower falls are great.

walking
11 months ago

This isn't a hike, just a nice walk through the trees to see the lower falls, which are spectacular. Very easy and kids could do this with no problem.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Beautiful during the summer, and gorgeous during the fall. great for hiking and running!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

snowshoeing
Monday, March 14, 2016