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Goose Creek Falls

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 4.3 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short descent to Goose Creek leads to gorgeous views and access to the falls.


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3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Out and Back

5,761' 1,756 m

High

5,160' 1,573 m

Low

759' 231 m

Up

759' 231 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Kids can definitely handle this trek to the falls.

Overview

Check out a great waterfall only a short distance from the parking area near Brundage Mountain. This hike is perfect for the whole family—bring a lunch and make a day of it.

Description

From downtown McCall, Idaho, drive 5.6 miles NW on Hwy 55 to the Brundage Mountain Ski Area turnoff. Turn right (north) onto Brundage Mountain Road and continue up for 3.4 miles to park at the Gordon Titus (snowmobile) parking lot. This parking lot is on the left about a mile before the ski area parking lot. Head for the dirt road at the north end of the parking lot. The trail will turn off to the left just as you start up this dirt road. The trail isn't initially marked very well so be on the lookout.

Descend the occasionally steep trail to the river, cross a bridge, and then backtrack to the falls. Signs will guide your way there. Once you near the falls, there are a couple of loose scrambles down to the river to view the falls. The trail is frequented by families and is well maintained.

Note, however, that the last portion down to the falls and river needs to be taken with care due to the loose rocks/dirt.

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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Descent to river bridge.
Jul 12, 2017 near McCall, ID
Loose descent to Goose Creek Falls viewing.
Jul 12, 2017 near McCall, ID
Goose Creek Falls.
Jul 12, 2017 near McCall, ID
Goose Creek Falls
Jul 12, 2017 near McCall, ID
Start of Goose Creek Falls Trail.
Jul 12, 2017 near McCall, ID
Goose Creek Falls Bridge.
Jul 12, 2017 near McCall, ID

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Jul 29, 2020
Joe LaGreca
Jun 11, 2020
Brynna cadman
Took grandkids. Nice shady trail.
Jun 11, 2019
Kristen Alonzi
Kids (ages 7, 5, & 2) were thrilled that we did a hike with falls! We only allowed 7 year old to make the final descent down leaving the others bummed 3mi — 3h 00m
Jun 9, 2019
Chris Creager
Jul 23, 2018
Taylor Garn
The water at the falls was a perfect temperature for a swim. Trail was quiet. 3.1mi
Jul 3, 2018
Maria Alder
Oct 15, 2017
Mariah Priddy
3.1mi