Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

hiking
5 days ago

beautiful hike I've done it a few times, but we saw a rattle snake when we went last year at dusk in early august, so be careful.

Great trail. First half mile is all sidewalks (fully handicap accessible). The next half mile loop is well marked and has signs and benches. Even more fun is the trail to the top. It heads off the second loop. There are some steep sections and boulders to climb, especially near the top. The views of the Snake River from the top is fabulous. Well worth the challenge. Enjoy!

I like this trail but I like to expand on it. At the four wheeler trail on the east side I take that and go to the east up to the pipeline trail that goes north up the side of the mountain. Also on the east side of cress creek trail there is another trail that I call Kim‘s trail that goes straight up the side of the mountain they are both good workouts so a trekking poll or walking stick is a good idea.

It’s a beautiful hike. We always think we’ve passed it before we find it. The first half is paved and the second half is gravel. Go up the gravel for a great view of the snake river, and don’t forget to read the signs!

hiking
21 days ago

Great easy hike to take the family on. Super pretty views and diverse terrain. Passes by a few small springs that are pretty. Dog friendly! Make sure you have bug spray

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
1 month 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

hiking
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
3 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
3 months ago

Always a good early hike

hiking
3 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!

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