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Homestead Loop Trail

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Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 26' 8 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 3,126' 953 m
Low: 3,102' 945 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (3°)

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A nice singletrack that follows the edge of the Snake River and reveals early 20th-century ruins from a homestead.

Keaton Reed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

There are pit toilets at the parking lot.

Description

This trail begins near the Auger Falls Park Trailhead, but requires a short hike down a maintenance road that leads to the north from the parking lot. The trail leads off to the right and has some interpretative signage about the Urie Homestead, which was a turkey farm and a mining camp established around 1915. The walls of the old house are still standing, but a recent fire damaged it significantly. The trail forks at the ruins. One fork follows the river, and provides views of waterfowl, rapids, and a rich riparian environment. The trail then circles back to the ruins, and you can follow the main trail back to the beginning.

Flora & Fauna

Waterfowl, birds of prey, fish, jackrabbits

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Land Manager: City of Twin Falls

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#6

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#6

in Auger Falls

#366

in Idaho

#13,802

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The ruins of the Urie Homestead, along with a very nice interpretive sign explaining some of the history.
Dec 18, 2018 near Twin Falls, ID

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