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Yingst Grade

Intermediate

Trail

1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 63' 19 m
Descent: -539' -164 m
High: 3,552' 1,083 m
Low: 3,076' 938 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Keaton Reed

A steep descent into the Snake River Canyon, with nice views of of the river and its rapids.

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

Need to Know

The country club has a restaurant, the Caddy Shack.

Description

This trail begins in a large unpaved parking lot near the Jerome Country Club. The path, which is an old derelict highway, descends immediately into the canyon. It passes by a seasonal cascade and waterfall that carry runoff from the golf course above. The cliffs above the trail contain numerous bird life—swallows, hawks, ravens, and more. The trail leads down to the river and an old bridge that used to be a main crossing of the Snake River in the area. Some people use this to access good fishing spots along the river. There are several paths that branch off the main trail, but it is easy to keep on the main path. The river is a little swift in places, but there are a few decent spots that one could swim in. However, you should take care to avoid rapids and wear a life jacket.

Flora & Fauna

Hawks, eagles, falcons, swallows, vultures

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May 30, 2019
Muriel English

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in Idaho

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A nice waterfall that you can see from the Yingst Grade
Dec 17, 2018 near Jerome, ID
A cascade along the trail that carries water from the Jerome Country Club down to the Snake River.
Dec 17, 2018 near Jerome, ID
View of the Snake River Canyon from the beginning of the trail
Dec 17, 2018 near Jerome, ID
The old highway bridge at the bottom of the Yingst Grade. Sometimes the river is low enough that you can cross the bridge on dry ground.
Dec 17, 2018 near Jerome, ID

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