Hiking Project Logo

Jump Creek Falls

 3 votes

0.7 Miles 1.2 Kilometers


0%

Singletrack

89' 27 m

Ascent

-90' -27 m

Descent

2,668' 813 m

High

2,596' 791 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

Update

A short and easy local favorite, this one is easy for the family & ends with a rewarding waterfall.

Jessie Morris

Overview

Day use only - open sunrise to sunset.
This is a great, short hike nestled into the foot of the Owyhee Mountains with a rewarding waterfall at the end.
Features: River/Creek — Waterfall
Family Friendly: Little to no elevation gain, short distance and in the summer, there's a nice pool to splash around in below the waterfall.

Need to Know

Caution: Poison ivy grows thick in some spots along the creek and trail.

Description

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From Boise, take Interstate 84 West to the Nampa exit for Highway 55 (Exit 33A). Follow Highway 55 through Marsing and on to the junction with US-95. Continue 1½ miles past the junction and turn left onto Cemetery Road. Turn left at the T-intersection with a STOP sign. The road becomes Jump Creek Road as it continues south. Just after passing under power transmission lines, the road curves right, through private land – stay on the roadway as it curves back to the left toward the entry to the recreation area.

TRAIL:
There are several parking lots available depending on what time of year you go. So there may be slightly different trail lengths depending on which lot you park in. At the lower parking lot (sometimes closed in winter) there is an outhouse which is generally in good condition.

From the lower parking lot, head south along the clearly worn trail. You'll head deeper into the canyon and may get your feet slightly wet depending on how much water flow, as there are a couple easy water crossings over Jump Creek. Eventually, you'll run up against the canyon walls where you'll find Jump Creek Falls. There is a nice view of the falls if you head up a short path to the top of a rock formation. From there, you'll look down onto the pool, waterfall, and up at the canyon walls. In the summer, it's a great place to take a dip.

Head back the same way to the parking lot.

Contacts

Rate Featured Hike


   Clear Rating

3.7 from 3 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Apr 25, 2017
Jill Clayville
Started Hike at 6:25 pm
Jul 2, 2016
Joseph States
Just right for our 16 year old dog. She just made it.
Jun 2, 2016
Ellen Blume
1.4mi

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 3 votes

#2809

Overall
  3.7 from 3 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
67%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#40

in Idaho

#2,809

Overall
31 Views Last Month
1,920 Since May 26, 2016
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking