Mine Fork of Cherry Creek

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Mine Fork of Cherry Creek is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Downey, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

A nice creekside hike to a meadow and old miners cabin This pretty hike follows Cherry Creek for a ways, then a tributary to a pleasant meadow, where the remains of a miners log cabin still exist. The trail follows the creek, (good fishing) upstream through a variety of trees, wildlife, and views, then turns into a heavy pine forest a short distance to the meadow. Several loops can be made from this hike. The old mine shaft can still be visited about a mile further up this canyon, although bushwhacking is required after a short distance.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great trail! There was a lot of uphill climbing that could be difficult for some. The first part of the hike is shaded with lots of little creeks running along the trail. We didn't finish the hike because we ran out of water so I would suggest bringing lots with you. There are lots of wild flowers and great views! It often looked like a scene taken from the sound of music. we had both a dog on a leash and kids with us and they did great. There were a lot of bikers and four wheelers so you need to be carful for those. Also, the road to the trail is a long, narrow, dirt path. If you have a lower car I would not suggest driving on it. we were in a van and we're fine but we had to pass many rvs and it was very scary to do with the narrow roads.