Shoshone Falls Observation Deck Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Shoshone Falls Observation Deck Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Falls, Idaho that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





Short, paved trail from the parking lot of Shoshone Falls City Park up to the high observation deck.

scenic driving
7 days ago

Pretty awesome little drive up with a slight walk on a pathway. Easy peasy, no effort... but what a view!! Great to stretch the legs and there’s a beautiful park to let the dogs run, family picnic, etc.

22 days ago

spectacular view on the bridge going in to twins Falls and the waterfall it's amazing to take your family with you

2 months ago

Do not miss this. Incredible. Dogs allowed it on leash, but please pick up after your pet! There are stairs to the look out spots so all humans and pets need to be able to do the steps.

3 months ago

Just moved to Idaho and Visiting Shoshone falls was our best adventure out here! The falls are truly breathtaking. I understand why it has the renowned name of “The Niagara Falls of the Mid West”. Absolutely beautiful. To get a better, head on view of the falls you can take an easy walk up to another look out. We did the Moderate trail and hiked up through the brush on man made trails on the hill. Once your past those you will continue your walk on a paved road until you reach the look out. Loved every second of being there! Dog friendly too! I advise to go during the week, it is less crowded. They have bathrooms and a cool shop to buy food and souvenirs.

3 months ago

This is a favorite stop for me every time I'm passing through Twin Falls. Surprisingly, not many people walk up to the higher observation deck, which offers better views of the falls and better photo opportunities, as its not in the mist.

11 days ago

14 days ago