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

gr8 wild flowers at top

Wild flowers were great, Idaho hasn’t ever been so green. The vistas were great for the shortness of the hike. The elevation gain is all in the first half mile straight up an ATV trail. Some switch back options available. The remaining trail is a ridge line trail.

hiking
9 days ago

took my wife 1 yr old 3 yr old and 8 yr old. was very enjoyable.

Nice, quick trail. You’re pretty much exposed to the sun the entire trail though. Great for summer evening rides and nice views

Awesome short hike

Doing this trail in one day makes for a long day. We started from the black canyon side. The first few miles are easy and beautiful (The whole trail is beautiful!) There are so many water crossings that it would have taken all day to keep changing shoes back and forth to water shoes each time. Just wear some wool hiking socks, good shoes, and forge through.
After about 4 miles you come to the beaver damn. This is about the last water before you make the climb, so fill up your bottles before you turn up the canyon to the left. The climb from the Black Canyon side is easier than climbing the burns side. You will climb for a few miles till you get to the trail signs. Once you see the signs, the climb is over. Turn left and drop steeply into Burns Creek. (I would not want to climb this side). Once you get to the bottom (a mile or so) you will see more trail signs. Turn left here and follow the creek out. Lots of overgrown vegetation and creek crossings. It was SO lush and beautiful, I didn't know Idaho had such lush scenery. My 9yr old pretended he was in the amazon rain forest.
If you want to make the loop, and you have a group, park a vehicle at each trail head and save the over two mile road walk back to black canyon trail head.
Next time I will just do Burns creek in and out and skip the climb.

hiking
26 days ago

This trail seems to be an old forest road. Pretty easy quick little hike. Lots of wild flowers right now.

Great climb and fast down, overall great cardio!! Best part, no else around!!

nature trips
1 month ago

Pretty easy trail. Fairly well maintained parking area, bathrooms and trail as well as pet friendly.
Just 25 minute drive from Idaho Falls

So much fun with my three little ones

hiking
1 month ago

A short and sweet hike! And beautiful views! Would do it again. Steep in some areas. Carried my baby on my back and we did great!

Fairly even. Nice and pretty. Had kids with us.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a good beginner hike. It’s more an ATV trail than a hiking trail. Very little of the trail is shaded and it’s not marked very well where to go from the parking lot (go behind the gates). Luckily my gps worked fine the whole time. When you get to the Y, go left. There’s a giant cell tower. Go past the cell tower and the view is amazing! Plus you’ll have perfect cell service lol

hiking
1 month ago

When you get to the top, make sure you go straight for about another half a mile. The view there was 10 times more gorgeous.

Very well maintained trail with a nice mountain creek and wildlife. We saw a little gopher snake!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail had a little more uphill than anticipated but it wasn’t bad. We went at the end of May and the place was beautiful. The view is pretty awesome too. It was perfect for a short homework break, I will definitely go back.

I've been on this trail 3 times with my family. It's super easy to follow and lots of fun. There are amazing views and lots of informational signs along the way.

walking
2 months ago

It wasn’t difficult! Carried our 1 year old in a carrier and it we made it just fine. Short and fun hike! Really pretty.

Beautiful view, just thought there would be a spring, but nope!

1st half is paved. The loop is not and is a little more difficult. We took a wagon and a stroller and made it ok.

hiking
2 months ago

Always a good early hike

hiking
2 months ago

Super pretty view once you get to the top. Not too hard not too easy!

My wife and I love this trail, it’s our go-to when we want to go hiking on short notice. A fairly easy hike with a beautiful view and some excellent rock formations for those who like to go a bit off trail.

hiking
3 months ago

the creek is nice and warm!

on Cress Creek Trail

3 months ago

Very easy, to the point of being kind of boring.

Loved the hike! only complaint was the dog poop on the beginning of the trail. Definitely coming back though!

beautiful scenery and very easy. accessible walk. if you choose, there's a steep incline that reaches a cluster of boulders which is a great vantage point for viewing the river.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a great Sunday activity. The main trail is super easy, there are also some trails that go off which were a lot of fun.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short hike up the hill. I’d do it again, as just a fun date.

This is a great little nature hike. We take all our visitors who like to see our area. A good hike for all ages.

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