Explore Shoshone Falls

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Known as the "Niagara of the West," Shoshone Falls' double tiered waterfall is 45 feet taller than it's eastern counterpart.

From Highway 93 in Twin Falls turn east onto Falls Avenue. After two miles turn left onto Champlin Road and continue to the entrance of Shoshone Falls Park.

Enjoy a view of the waterfalls from one of the many lookout decks. For a longer adventure, hop on the paved Centennial Trail and walk, run, or bike 1.4 miles to the site of Evel Knievel's unsuccessful 1974 jump across the canyon on a rocket powered motorcycle.

Shoshone Falls is dam controlled and runs highest during spring. Current water flow can be seen via a live webcam provided by the City of Twin Falls.

After your waterfall adventure head to Elevation 486 for the best happy hour menu in town and outdoor tables along the canyon rim.

Distance

2.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

200 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Cycling, Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Nearby Lodging

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Hilly!

If you start from Shoshone Falls, be prepared for some very steep hills up to the more flat trail. Also, canyon rim trail is the trail so don’t get confused.

Paddle it!

For a nice adventure rent a canoe or kayak and paddle to the base. (They rent them at the pit in) The trip starts at centennial park and the river is lake like. You paddle up stream and back. The trip is amazing as you go through the lava rock canyon. One word of caution. You must pass through pillar falls, in medium to low flows it's no big deal as you just walk your boat around the shore, in high flows the pass will be blocked with high vilousity impassable whitewater. Once you get to Shshone falls enjoy the amazing view, but obviously stay back a safe distance. Recommend doing this in the mornings to avoid paddling against the up canyon winds. Bring your water proof camera and enjoy!

Crowded but SO beautiful!

This place is so easy to access with incredible views and nice picnic areas around. We explored some of the little trails branching off from the main parking lot and found some unique views!

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