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Spring Valley Creek Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Garden City, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

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Please note: trail is reportedly closed for winter one mile in.

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Reviews (104)
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Recordings (95)
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Jackie Baldwin
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Hiking

Love this trail, hiked it twice this week because of the Spring time beauty. The trail leads you up the foothills and your hiking next to a stream the whole way up. The Syringa was out in full force, smells amazing! Saw a snake, lots of lizards, and plenty of birds and butterflies this time of year. Bring sunblock, water and wear a hat. This trail can be very warm as there isn’t any shade on the trail. I’d recommend morning or evening travel during the warmer months. Perfect for kids, pretty groomed trail, but wear the proper shoes as there are some steeper parts with slippery gravel. I posted some photos above.

Kenneth L.
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HikingBugsNo shade

Easy trail. Gradual uphill climb on the way out. No shade so go when it’s cool.

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Austin Schroeder
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Hiking

Great trail, can make it a short hike or a long one. Took the dog, saw 1 or two people the whole time. Started at around 5 PM!

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Lacey Luken
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HikingBugsNo shade

Great trail! Went around 5 PM and made it back before dark. Not many people on the trail possibly because it was late in the day. We saw a handful of bikers but all of them were respectful. Fairly easy hike and it was beautiful next to the creek. We even saw a wild moo moo on the trail. It was very majestic. Would definitely do again!

R M.
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Hiking

Beautiful trail this time of year! We went out in the morning so it was cooler, but in the warmer months this would definitely be a warmer hike. Walking through the canyon provides a little bit of shelter, but not much. The creek running next to the trail for most of the was was beautiful and refreshing. Not too tough of a trail although there were some parts that were a little rocky, but we had two little ones that handled this just fine. The trail is definitely trafficked heavily, but was not too bad first thing in the morning. There is parking by the basketball and tennis courts.

Thi Markwell
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Hiking

went earlier in the day. which was a good idea. gets hot quick. plus you run into a lot of other hikers and mtn bikers the longer you're out.

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Suzette Rovelsky
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Hiking

Liked seeing cows on my hike!

Maja Basevic
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HikingNo shade

The part that was designated as the Spring Valley Creek Trail was awesome! It’s in a canyon for most of the hike so there is little to no shade. If you do it, the morning is the best time to go.

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Angeal Rae
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Hiking

Nice & easy trail. Mostly flat. Easy on the little dog. Water runs along the entire way. Scenic, but rarely any shade.

Kendra Noneman
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Hiking

Super fun trail, through a canyon the whole way

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Rebecca Martin
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Hiking

Trail is closed at mile 1 for winter range protection.

Fred Bond
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ward tyczka
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Trail located in the avimor subdivision. You can park at basketball and tennis courts. Trail head is across the street and marked by a information sign. Fun little out and back. Not too much climbing. You’ll see some cows once you get to gate which is about a mile in. Follows a little river, dried in most parts when I hiked it but could just be winter season.

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Josh Jenkins
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Jon Dokulil
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Hiking

I saw 6ish deer and a fox! Very pretty starting in the canyon but then got up high at the end.

Kirsten McAlister
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Hiking

This is my new favorite trail in town. It was much more secluded and quiet than some of the other trails. The people didn't start flooding in until about 10:00am. The trail follows a creek and winds through a really cool canyon.

Justin Lizardi
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HikingBugs

very scenic trail and you are essentially walking next to the creek the whole way. there are alot of mosquitos due to the water as well as a few mormon crickets, ants, and beetles. when down in the canyon its breezy with shade. there are mountain bikers to let past but overall not very busy. There is no loop as the map looks to show just an out and back with some offshoot trails.

Kip K.
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HikingBugsOver grown

Nice easy hike! Good conditions; nice scenery (creek, hills, cliff); slightly overgrown; some portions off-trail. Would return!

Vicki Bender
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Hiking

What a wonderful hike. Creek, birds,flowers & a few cows. Beautiful view at top of rolling hilly.

Heather A.
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Hiking

Beautiful day for this hike! Green hills and beautiful wild flowers everywhere!

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Randy Michaux
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Hiking

Beautiful out today. Crossed two streams while running that cooled my feet off and enjoyed the breeze both coming and going.

Steve Blom
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Hiking

This is an awesome trail that is really close to town but you’d never know it! There is a couple creek crossings that made for some excitement! All around great hike to get in some miles

Lori Sandburg
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Hiking

This was a beautiful trail and wasn’t too difficult for beginners. The weather was perfect and there was only a small patch that was muddy. Would absolutely hike again!

LL L.
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Hiking

The GPS Google directions offered here take you to a nice parking lot. The actual (initial) trailhead is called Twisted Creek 9A... and it takes you to the Spring Creek Trail (9). The tracking shown here makes it look like a loop, but it's not. There are a few trails that branch off the Spring Creek Trail, but they have different names...I didn't have time or water enough to try these turn-offs, but they probably explain the loop shown here. The official trail is nicely groomed and goes through a narrow-ish ravine, lovely right now with autumn color...watch for bikers - the trail is narrow and someone must pull off the trail to allow a pass, which means the hiker here. Elevation gain feels minimal. It was a nice walk!

Rhianna Wallace
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ward tyczka
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Emily Christiansen
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