Explore Jump Creek Falls
Idaho › Jump Creek Falls Trail
Added by Garren Moore
Distance: 0.6 miles roundtripMinimal elevation gainWaterfall with swimming holeEasy to accessEndless canyon explorationPets allowed
Jump Creek Falls is an easy-to-access waterfall situated south of Marsing, Idaho. When you arrive to the parking lot right near the trailhead, you'll be starting at around 2600' elevation. Don't expect much change from 2600', unless you are to go exploring the canyon further. From the trailhead, it's only about 1/3 of a mile into the canyon on a well marked and paved path. You'll have to cross one stream, but it is possible to cross completely dry with some good balance. Be forewarned that rattlesnakes and poison ivy are both very real threats in this part of Idaho.
The falls is located in the Jump Creek Canyon, which after your arrival to the falls provides endless amount of exploration opportunities - albeit, with some questionable trails. You can ascend to the top of the falls on a very steep trail, passing a man-made "cave" on the way.
If you go in the summer, be prepared for the heat and hot sand. If you go during a weekend in late summer, there will be plenty of people.
- Full water bottle
- Swimming trunks and towel
- Trail shoes (if exploring beyond the waterfall)
Spring, Summer, Autumn
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Fun, but Extremely Crowded On Memorial Day
Fun place. Enjoyed the chimney climb to the right of the falls, although it was a bit too tricky for the younger kids. I would have liked to hike further up the canyon past the falls, but wasn't sure it was possible.
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