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Waterline Trail

Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

This trail connects the Johnny Creek Area with the City Creek trail system. It is mostly flat with some great vistas.


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3.6

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

5,265' 1,605 m

High

4,977' 1,517 m

Low

383' 117 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Quite flat and easy for kids; the two creeks to cross would provide a bit of intrigue for the youngsters. The overall length is easy enough to do in just a few hours.

None established or marked, however the trail would be impassable in the winter due to the snow.

Description

The trailhead is at the top of Juniper Hill Dr. and Lance Drive. Between two houses is an access road owned by the city that leads to a water tank. About 100 yard up the road on the right, the singletrack starts. From there, the trail follows a cut in the side of the mountain placed there decades ago to run a water pipe to the then new residential area of Johnny Creek. The pipe was decommissioned after a new well and tank were installed.

There are some spots along the trail where you can see parts of the original pipe, now rusted and broken. The trail follows a level contour for the most part until reaching the meadows area about two miles in. There is a prolonged shallow climb (about .5 miles) before the final descent into the parking lot at Cusick Creek above the women's prison. The parking lot on the west end of this trail can be accessed from S. Grant Ave turning up on Fore Rd. and turning left on the gravel road just before the women's prison.

Flora & Fauna

Mostly sagebrush, Juniper trees in the exposed areas, aspens and willows in the ravines. Wildflowers in spring and early summer, with various grasses throughout the warmer seasons.

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Dave J

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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In the first mile of the trail, as the hillside drops off below, the view to the northeast shows the new South Town Connector and the mountains beyond.
Apr 22, 2017 near Pocatello, ID

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