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

I gave this one because we could not get the trail because the road leading to the trail is impassable. We got our car stuck about 100 yards into the drive. Thankfully a local gentleman pulled us out. The scenery we did see on the outskirts were beautiful but unless you have snow shoes. we spent some time in Tom's Tavern in town while the car was being pulled out, wonderful people. Don't try to tackle this trail until spring.

hiking
3 days ago

Perfect hike with gorgeous blue water at the end! Worth it!

Great views and such. Went during the end of the fire season (September time) so air quality wasn't pristine but it was still good enough. The tricky part is getting to the actual falls as their isn't a direct guidance to get there as we didn't find the falls but crossed 3 streams trying to. Maybe next ime

on Stevens Lakes

snowshoeing
8 days ago

This is my favorite quick getaway! We snowshoed in on New Years Day 2019. Had to park just south of the freeway bridge due to snow. Broke trail around 10:30. Both switch backs where lost in the snow so we we straight up. It was a good workout, but do-able. There was over 5.5 feet of snow at the lower lake and °14. Got back to the truck at 3:00. Awesome hike ♡

Highly trafficked, but a nice hike.

If you visit it, please don't destroy it. Please preserve it.

12 days ago

Nice and easy walk to take with the kids and dog with a wonderful view and great outdoor artwork.

Very easy hike for kids. Lots of historical information and a great shot of the falls. There is an area for kids to play as well.

Good hike with some elevation. Hike to the river is a bit lackluster but still a decent hike.

This is not much of a hike, per se, but it is a nice spot to picnic or play in the lovely park next to the falls. I always make this a stop, while riding bikes on the nearby trails.

hiking
16 days ago

Did this trail at the end of December. There was a lot of snow and with about .3 miles left on the trail there was a steep narrow incline with a lot of snow that I just couldnt climb up so I called it for another time. That being said, the people who were snowshoeing were able to get across, with a little difficultly in that one spot but still made it farther than I did with snowboots and crampons (not really necessary). The trail is gorgeous. There were a few other people out on snowmobiles in other areas that you can hear nearby and I saw a few back country ski and snowboarders. It is a beautiful trail, just dress in warm, waterproof clothes. I will definitely go back to this trail again soon.

Was a fun hike in the snow! The trail color coordination wasn't easy to understand, but it was still a beautiful hike. FYI the trail that runs by the river at the bottom is PURPLE color. Enjoy the hike! :)

The Lower Mesa Falls are impressive! But this nature trail is a bit deceiving. From the Lower Falls lookout up by the road it appears that the trail ends right above the falls, but the view is obstructed by trees. There IS an unconventional trail created that brings you right down to the falls, but it's hard to find that trail down off the cliff.

HINT: go to the lookout by the road. You can see the trail that drops down off the ledge. Take a photo if it would help. Then go down to this nature trail and then you'll know where to look for this added trail that leads down to the falls.

Very pretty trail. Not the prettiest hike in this area though. But the Wind Cave is phenomenal! The photos here don't provide it justice. Amazingly tall entrance. Lots of room inside to climb around and explore. Be sure to bring headlamps to allow unhindered exploring. I'm not sure why this trail is rated as difficult. My 4 year old niece managed the hike up all on her own.

perfect for a beginner hiker

snowshoeing
1 month ago

One of favorite alpine lakes. It made for one epic snowshoe. Be prepared for technical shoeing, cold conditions and predators.

Nice winter hike along a creek.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 12/7/2018 a bit of snow on the trail, but not too bad. My husband and I were able to complete the trail in tennis shoes. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail which was nice.

walking
1 month ago

Great over look trail

great hike with quarter mile markers to encourage the kids along.

Easy hike in, and the pools were nice. It was pretty shallow and lukewarm, but overall it was not bad.

Great hot springs with an incredible view. I hiked the trail with a pretty bad cold and was rewarded with perfect water temperatures and a beautiful sunset. There’s also some nice campsites just below the springs, so backpacking in is a good idea.

Great short walk to a nice falls

hiking
1 month ago

Great little place for a day outing. Mornings and weekdays are best, as even on a Sunday in late September when we visited, there were easily two dozen fellow adventurers here. One person told us that the last time she was here, the parking lot was so crowded that there was nowhere to park!

We saw only the middle falls and lower falls, but they were well worth the modest little hike to get to each viewpoint. Signage is excellent on the loop trail and each spur. The vault toilet and picnic benches at the parking area were well maintained.

If you arrive when it is busy, odds are that you'll find a pleasant diversion just two miles down the road at Elk River while you wait for the crowds to thin at Elk Creek Falls.

This walk started out with great trail markings but somehow got confusing. The blue trail crossed a street then the trail seemed to diminish. I turned around and followed orange and ended up at a private driveway.... then had to bushwhack to get back to the parking lot. not my best adventure

I absolutely loved this trail! it was gorgeous the whole way and not too steep. Still a good work out with a steady incline! I was afraid there would be snakes because of the tall grass, but I didn't see any.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful falls

Weather was cold, but the sun finally came out.

Great family mini hike. Pack a picnic!

This was the best trail/hike I have done in a long time! absolutely beautiful!! the fall colors, waterfalls, and the lake at the end was breathtaking!!

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