Upper Mesa Falls Boardwalk & Lookout

EASY 36 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

2 days ago

Great waterfall!

hiking
12 days ago

We took the Mesa Scenic Byway and stopped at the falls. It was a 5$ entry fee. The parking lot leads to a beautiful old inn. The trails are not marked very well, but the trail is a loop. A few steps and you are down at the falls. Very pretty falls and canyon. Great little photo ops. The trail loops backs around and you are at the parking lot. There is a 2.5 roundtrip nature trail to take but we didn't have time.

hiking
1 month ago

Great boardwalk to take the kids on, and great views of the upper falls. This is worth the detour and stop to see.

great walk, easy for kids, take mosquito spray.

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Not really a “hike”, but absolutely beautiful!

walking
Monday, June 26, 2017

More like a short walk, but the view is amazing

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

walking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

walking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
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

walking
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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