Mesa Falls Nature Trail

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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.

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

birding
1 month ago

Great lot of small birds in this area. The end is impressive with the wide open area and the falls and river below. Very little change in elevation and lots of shade.

birding
1 month ago

Great lot of small birds in this area. The end is impressive with the wide open area and the falls and river below. Very little change in elevation and lots of shade.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Nice, easy trail. Very relaxing. Perfect for a walk with the dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago