Explore Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls

Distance

2.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

200 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Cycling, Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Sara Sheehy

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

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.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Just Passing Through

Cool sight to see if you're passing through the area. But, I wouldn't say that it's worth it if is your only destination. Not much to do other than stand behind the gate and watch the water fall.

Passing Through

I rerouted my road trip randomly through Twin Falls and decided I needed to see why the town was named as such. I didn't realize that the famous Shoshone Falls were here! Maybe it was the surprise and spontaneity of it but these falls are spectacular! All the walkways are paved and family friendly for the most part - though if you wander around a bit you can find a few gem spots away from people. 😉

Pretty Impressive

I love waterfalls and this one is beautiful. Stop here, and watch beautiful rainbows. There's not a whole lot to explore, they won't let you go out of the parking lot. Fee was 3$. Went there in May and it was not crowded.

Distance

2.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

200 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Cycling, Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Sara Sheehy

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