Idaho Nature, Waterfalls August 01, 2018
The Magnificent Bridge Trail In Idaho That Will Lead You To A Hidden Waterfall
Everybody loves a hunt for a hidden waterfall! Lucky for us, Idaho is loaded with little-known falls just waiting to be uncovered. All you have to do is go out and search for them. Better yet, we found a magnificent hidden waterfall for you to check out and you’ll definitely want to plan a trip to see it. A short and easy hiking trail leads you straight to the falls, complete with bridges, creeks, and an abundance of natural beauty. This is an outing that you’re sure to remember.
Kootenai Wildlife Refuge is one of Idaho's best kept secrets. Located near Bonners Ferry, the refuge is a magnificent spot loaded with beautiful scenery and an abundance of wildlife. It's also here that you'll find the elusive but incredible Myrtle Falls.
Myrtle Falls is the only waterfall that can be viewed from one of the refuge's hiking trails. A brief, quarter-mile hiking trail leads you along Myrtle Creek to the perfect vantage point of this impressive waterfall.
The trail is well-marked and easy to follow so you shouldn't have any trouble finding it. The Myrtle Falls Trailhead can be found just opposite from the Refuge Office on the Auto Trail Road. The trail is ADA-accessible up to the point of where you'll reach an awesome little footbridge that crosses the creek.
Here you can stop for a moment and just take in the beautiful sights. Forestry surrounds you from all sides and there's nothing but the sound of the creek below to disturb you. The Refuge is just that—an escape from the chaos of civilization.
The trail becomes primitive past the bridge but it's still very manageable. A small fence lines the trail, telling you where to go. There are some steep sections throughout the trail but it isn't long before you reach the overlook for the waterfall.
The observation point is the perfect place to view Myrtle Falls. The waterfall is almost hidden by towering pine trees but there's no denying just how incredible the falls are. At approximately 100 feet high, the falls are definitely notable.
The waterfall is especially impressive when the run-off is high and the cascades of water are spectacularly abundant. Myrtle Falls definitely proves itself to be a hidden waterfall that is well-worth going out of your way for.
What do you think? Are you ready to plan an adventure to Myrtle Falls? Check out the short but sweet video below so you can really get an idea of how magical this waterfall hike really is!
Have you seen this lovely hidden waterfall yet? It just goes to show that Idaho is full of magnificent sights. Be sure to check out these
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