Upper Mesa Falls Boardwalk & Lookout

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Upper Mesa Falls Boardwalk & Lookout is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ashton, 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.

0.6 miles
55 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing






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The Upper Mesa Falls Lookout is a handicap accessible boardwalk that overlooks the Upper Mesa Falls and surrounding canyon. This boardwalk begins at the Mesa Falls Lodge and loops from above the falls and meanders down the canyon a few hundred yards until it connects back to the trail near the lodge. The trail is accessible year around. However, from November-April it is only accessible via snowshoe, cross country Ski, or snowmobile.

1 month ago

great little walk down to a beautiful waterfall. very kid friendly. worth the trip.

3 months ago

Not really a “hike”, but absolutely beautiful!

7 months ago

More like a short walk, but the view is amazing

8 months ago

Easy and fun for grandma and kids. Up close and personal with powerful spring falls!

Monday, September 05, 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Amazingly beautiful. Fun easy nature hike with kids and dog to lower falls.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mesa Falls is a beautiful waterfall. Definitely worth the drive and the $5.00 entrance fee.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Definitely worth the effort to take the scenic byway and stop for a visit. The falls are incredible. I wouldn't call this hike at all. Very easy walk.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Worth the drive out to see it. Hardly a "hike" but an easy walk out to the boardwalk. Lots of mosquitoes, but the view is fantastic! My wife and toddlers and I were all amazed at the size of the falls and how close we could get. $5 entrance fee to park.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

I'm glad we found this hidden treasure.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Was a lot of fun for the kids, easy walk, there are a lot of steps if you have a wheelchair or stroller to get down close to the falls. AND make sure you bring your mosquito repellent!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It is a nice place to vist the kids had a lot of fun

Sunday, June 14, 2015

I've done this boardwalk hike at least a dozen times and it never gets old. This is one of the most spectacular waterfalls I've seen.

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