Explore the most popular 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.

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hiking
20 days ago

Wonderful beautiful quiet hike among featured tuff pillars. Not busy, not empty - we were in awe of the climbing potential

nature trips
1 month ago

This is a beautiful drive with plenty of opportunities to explore, camp, and hike on the side. The Uplands are different from any other ecosystem in Southern Idaho and fall is a great time to drive it, as the cottonwood trees are changing color.

backpacking
6 months ago

Stunning! Amazing! Awesome! We completed Juniper Gulch on the last day of our 3 day Oregon Desert Trail Section 25 backpacking trip. Our group dropped in from the top (north) and hiked down the gulch to the trailhead. If you have it in you, I highly recommend hiking all the way to the top for an amazing view of the entire area. It's a steep climb out of the gulch, but absolutely worth it!

Although this trail is only a simple walk around the crater, this is a stunningly beautiful place far off the beaten path. Coffeepot Crater is one of the youngest lava flows in the country, relatively unchanged by time since it occurred. The shades of purple, red, and orange in the volcanic rock are incredible. The last three miles of the dirt road to the parking lot are very rough. I would advise only those with high clearance vehicles to attempt it - I drive a Forester and had to slow down quite a bit in places to avoid potholes. I've read that you can hike down into the crater, but I chose to explore the terrain around it instead of in it.

hiking
6 months ago

Juniper Gulch is truly a hidden gem. I can't even describe how beautiful the scenery is, so just look at the photos I've uploaded. There is parking at the trailhead and some shade throughout. The trail follows a dry creek bed up into the gulch, getting steeper as you gain elevation. The last quarter mile or so is difficult if you're not in great shape like me. This is worth the two hour drive from Boise, without a doubt.

hiking
6 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
6 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.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

birding
Saturday, April 06, 2013