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Snake River Canyon Rim Trail

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 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A paved trail that provides numerous gorgeous overlooks of the Snake River Canyon.


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Map Key

5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Point to Point

3,694' 1,126 m

High

3,425' 1,044 m

Low

760' 232 m

Up

817' 249 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly It is a paved trail with easy access for kids, strollers, dogs, etc.

Overview

This is a popular urban trail, with multiple access points throughout. It follows the canyon rim, providing viewpoints of waterfalls, sheer canyon walls, the Perrine Bridge, and BASE jumpers. Hawks and other birds of prey frequent this canyon, providing excellent birding opportunities.

Need to Know

There are restrooms at the Twin Falls Visitors Center next to the Perrine Bridge. There are also some at Shoshone Falls Park.

Description

You can pick up the trail in any number of places: a parking lot on the far west side off Washington Street, the Twin Falls Visitors Center, the Pole Line Road Trailhead, and Shoshone Falls Park. You can do the trail in segments or do the whole thing in one point-to-point trip.

This trail is popular with cyclists, runners, walkers, and all sorts of people who want to enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are numerous waterfalls along the trail, with Perrine-Coulee Falls and Shoshone Falls being the most famous. The trail also runs through some pasture land where cows, sheep, horses, and ponies graze.

Flora & Fauna

Sagebrush, ryegrass, hawks, eagles, vultures, cliff swallows.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Twin Falls

Shared By:

Keaton Reed

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#27

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Photos

A beautiful view of Pillar Falls from the trail
Sep 16, 2018 near Twin Falls, ID
Shoshone Falls, the Niagra of the West
Sep 16, 2018 near Twin Falls, ID
A nice sunset behind Perrine Bridge from the Snake River Canyon Rim Trail
Sep 16, 2018 near Twin Falls, ID
The remains of the ramp Evel Knievel used to rocket over the Snake River
Sep 16, 2018 near Twin Falls, ID
Some small ponies on the side of the Snake River Canyon Rim Trail
Sep 16, 2018 near Twin Falls, ID

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May 30, 2021
Erica Luu
Nice stroll, great viewpoints, no shade though :(
Jul 10, 2019
Erik Lewis
6mi