Explore the most popular birding trails near Island Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 months ago

Mid October hike. Only saw one other person in the trail and he was headed back from fishing. A bit of snow melting off the trees from a recent light snow fall. The fish ladder is interesting to see at the trail head and the trail just follows the river below. Took our dogs. Lots of ducks, geese and great blue heron in the river.

Scenic hike along the river with good opportunities to see wildlife.

Nice easy trail. The river is fairly calm this stretch, and the trail offers overlooks and a few areas of river access. I only saw one other person on the trail, but parts of it skirt around a campground so there was a lot of noise and generator smells for that section. The rest the hike was very pleasant and easy. Good for walking, running, or biking.

easy, flat trail in mostly shaded forest with beautiful wildflowers and river views.

Used the trail to go trout fishing in the Box Canyon. The trail is a very beautiful trail and for parts of it follows the top of the canyon along the escarpment. Descending to the river can be tricky at times because of a steep inclines. It’s a beautiful stretch of river and a beautiful trail.

Don’t leave the trail without checking at the trail head where the Buffalo River joins the Henry’s Fork — there are two dams - one for The Buffalo and the Other for Henry’s Fork.

Beautiful walk. Easy, covered trail that runs by a lazy river that is trafficked by fisherman and river rafters. Two thirds in, there’s a waterfall across the river and a great spot to take a break and picnic. Bring bear spray and a camera. Gorgeous!

This trail is a lot of fun. Definitely not a trail that's all about the destination as there are parking lots basically at both ends. Well maintained. Beautiful vistas and space to think. I don't know how often this happens on a Sunday afternoon but I was the only soul on the entire trail. I loved it!

7 months ago

A agree with the last review, this hike was very easy. The day we went was cool, 52°, and breezy. The forest cover kept the strong winds out but the wind did keep the mosquitos away. I would imagine this trail would be full of mosquitoes on a nice day with no breeze. The views of the river were beautiful and the waterfall was fun to see. A nice easy groomed covered hiking trail for sure.

This was a really beautiful hike, with tree cover for most of the trail. The river views were great as well. I was a little nervous because this hike is rated at a moderate difficulty, but it was actually very easy, with little or no altitude change.

7 months ago

All winter activities do cost $5 per person but is 100% worth it! All of the trails are clearly marked and have check points along the way, if tracing in the winter months there is a small historical town you can walk through and see the inside of the building. Have a plan before you go and check in at the visitors center they are very knowledgeable and can help make the trip even easier!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Gorgeous views of the river the whole way! Super easy flat trail. We were the only ones on it since it's mid September and just finished raining and was on the chilly side. Love the rock walls that line the river.... makes for some beautiful pictures!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

There are several trails in this area, and one could easily spend an entire day covering all (or at least most) of them. OK for hiking, good for easy mountain biking, and great for cross country skiing in the winter. Watch for sand cranes, swans, and moose.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Many large and small birds - grouse, hawks, etc. there are also many eagles nests in dead pines- Just gotta look up. When you get to the end where it over looks the falls, look left while sitting on the bench and the nest may still be there. Pretty flat land, nothing strenuous at all. After the bench, there's a trail that continues down towards the water.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great hike

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Scenic trail that parallels the Henry's Fork River. Observed lots of wildlife and bird species. Saw ospreys, Western Tanagers, ruffed grouse, Green Tailed Towhee, yellow warblers, mountain chickadees, northern flickers, bald eagle, red tailed hawk, Townsend's Solitaire, and even a Townsend's Warbler. Hiked to where we could see the waterfall, which is across the river. Great hike, beautiful woods and scenery, and not too much elevation change.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Bugs weren't too bad, 7.8.17. Nice trail, make sure you get to the waterfall, nice bench to take in the view.

horseback riding
Saturday, July 01, 2017

beautiful place, easy ride, but so many mosquitos

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful romp through the woods! Absolutely no snow on the trail as of 06/11

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Beautiful picturesque place. Easy hiking, great amount of amenities for camping.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Nice trail. Very easy walk along the N Fork of the Snake. The dam is at the confluence of the Buffalo River.

trail running
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Use GPS. The trail wasn't obvious. Even when you hit Summit lake trail it's still a little spotty. I took a bear bell and bear spray. Unfortunately I didn't run into any animals. The only place for water is Summit lake. The stream coming out was dried up.


Lots of parking with restrooms and water. Great trails, friendly people. Easy trails around the lake. No rocks.
Great for novice horse and rider. Back Trail to the top of the hill is worth the ride for the view.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

We love Harriman. We've taken the family mountain biking here twice in the last several weeks. It's important to note that the location for this set of trails is not correct. First of all Harriman State Park is located about 15 minutes north of Ashton, ID; not St. Anthony.

There are lots of trails around this park. Most of the trails are single track trails. However, since we have a double bike trailer for hauling 2 kids we have stayed on the 4x4 trails and had plenty of fun. We recommend parking at the second parking lot near the horseback riding staging area. Then ride the trail northeast through the cabins. At the cabins you can turn right and follow the river around to the dam/pond, or you can go through the livestock gates and cut across the meadow to the dam/pond. The grass is really tall in some areas going around by the river, so cutting across the meadow is much faster/easier.

The trails were easy enough for my 7 year old to hang tough for nearly 10 miles on his BMX bike with one gear. Bring a lunch or a stove to cook dinner in the late afternoon. It's very quiet and peaceful here.

cross country skiing
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