Upper Falls Community Forest

EASY 22 reviews

Upper Falls Community Forest is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Post Falls, Idaho that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This is a trail you can’t miss! Beautiful scenery, plants, and wildflowers. I plan on coming back to run it next time. It’s such a peaceful walk. You can hear the river for most of the walk.

hiking
1 month ago

July - Summer

This short trail is an easy hike down to the river.

At the top of the trail there are some pretty nice overlooks of the valley and Post Falls.

Once at the bottom of the trail you can go down to the river, or follow several other little trails and offshoots, some of which connect back into Q'emiln Park.

The trail itself is very wide, so it is easy for people to walk abreast. There is little water on the trail for dogs, but it can get a bit hot so best come prepared.

Parking area is large and can fit multiple cars. No parking or entrance fees.

Overall makes a nice evening walk for those in the area, but not something I’d go out of my way for.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is a perfect start for those getting there taste for hiking. It's a road but designated for hikers, bikers, and horse back. It starts off with a fantastic view overseeing Western Post Falls and the Percell Trench Valley. It continues through thick forest surroundings and a spring creek. There is multiple trails leading off from the main path that can lead you from Q'emiln Park to the other side if Corbin Park. Maps can be found online. If you stay on the road it will lead you to the Spokane River. Easy peaceful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike for my dog, not too much climbing. It is a gradual decline on the way out and gradual incline on the way back. Not much shade so take plenty of water.

hiking
3 months ago

Trailhead starts a few miles out of Post Falls as Spokane Street turns into Riverview Drive take a right on West Riverview Drive go approximately 2 miles to the trailhead on the right. It sneaks up on you so be sure when you see the 20 mile-an-hour curve sign to slow down it's right after these curves. the trail is a gently downhill dirt road that wind's back and forth through the forest and beautiful open areas. this is a great time to go as there are many spring wildflowers blossoming along the trail! You will pass over a small little runoff creek as the trail winds downhill. After about a mile or mile and a half you will come to the Spokane River. there are many off trails you can take to explore the area or you can wind back around to the left on the lower trail that will eventually go up and lead you back to the main road to the parking lot. parking lot has 10 to 12 parking spaces including a handicap space next to the restrooms. Overall this is a great family trail. It only took an hour and a half round trip. you could stretch it out by having a picnic lunch down by the river. There are a few small beach areas, or large rock areas along the river to sit and enjoy the fantastic views. A great trail to take your dog for a nice leisurely walk. no poop bags provided so be sure to bring your own doggy bag to help keep the trail pristine.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful little trail down to the river! My daughter and I often putter around the Old Wagon Loop trail at Q’emiln, but hadn’t yet checked out this trail. I’m very glad we did. The views and terrain were varied and beautiful. We enjoyed views of the city and of the river. We also enjoyed all the streams along the way and the open forests and the great little beach at the end of the trail. We will definitely be adding this to our rotation of close-in, easy to get to trails that still make us feel like we were able to escape to the wilderness.

3 months ago

Peaceful trail with great views

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful walking trail and not overly crowded.

hiking
4 months ago

fun! great with dogs! be careful because it DOES loop into the old wagon trail hike from the park down the road. we ended up going almost 6 miles!

hiking
4 months ago

This a new park to the city of Post Falls with the path being an old dirt road which leads to the Spokane River a bit over 1 mile downhill. The road is well used by hikers, families and Mountain bikers. Its a gradual downhill slope that even my 4 year old was able to accomplish without any struggle. At the bottom lies the Spokane River which in the winter and spring runs really rough and wild, also keep in mind this location is below the dams in Post falls which can cause the water levels to fluctuate. Its a great overall family hiking location, no motorized vehicles allowed despite one jerk on a dirt bike ignoring the signs and tearing down the road. Several miles of inner trails can make this a worthwhile day hike.

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