Mesa Falls Nature Trail

EASY 30 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding 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

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.

4 days ago

Nice easy walk. Could have taken a jogging stroller on the trail. At the very end to get close to the falls it is really steep and somewhat difficult, some of our group didn't climb down.

11 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
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walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

9 months ago

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

scenic driving
Monday, July 11, 2016

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
Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

walking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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.