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

Nice trail with cool views of Succor Creek. Unfortunately, I went off trail into the narrow canyon near the trailhead and got into poison ivy. Be careful that you don't do the same!

hiking
3 months ago

Leslie Gulch is grouped in with Succor Creek State Park on this site, which is actually about 17 miles away, so I'm adding this review specifically for the Upper Leslie Gulch trail. This is an absolutely beautiful hike that is easy enough for young children, but there is almost no shade the entire way. It was very hot in May when I hiked it, so bring plenty of water and watch out for snakes. The hoodoo formations are incredible, with a few opportunities for rock climbing along the trail. There is parking at the trailhead, which is well marked with signs. The trail follows a dry creek bed towards the end, eventually climbing into a canyon that is impassable due to steep rocks and overgrown brush. Camping is available at Slocum Creek a few miles down the road at Lake Owyhee.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked Upper Leslie Gulch and Dago Gulch in May 2017. Dago Gulch is a flat jeep trail that dead ends at a clearly marked private property. It has great views of the large hoodoo formations prevalent in the Leslie Gulch area. It is wide and flat enough to be family friendly, just be sure to bring plenty of water, as it can be very hot in the summer. The trailhead is easily accessible on a well-traveled dirt road and has a dirt parking area and is well marked with signage. Camping is available at Slocum Creek a few miles down the road on the shore of Lake Owyhee.

birding
Saturday, April 06, 2013