Nature August 18, 2021
Cool Off This Summer With A Visit To These 7 Idaho Waterfalls
Idaho is home to plenty of fantastic waterfalls, including
roadside hidden gems to an entire city that’s filled with wonderful cascades. Summer is the perfect time for seeking out one of Idaho’s waterfalls and this list is a good place to start. From popular Shoshone Falls to tucked-away Copper Falls, each of these waterfalls is a unique beauty that makes for a refreshing adventure.
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1. Jump Creek Falls - Marsing
Tucked away from plain sight, Jump Creek Falls requires a short, half-mile hike to reach it. However, it's definitely worth the trek! Cascading into a pool at the waterfall's base, Jump Creek Falls doubles as a swimming hole. The water is nice and cold - perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. Visit our
to learn more about this gorgeous waterfall swimming hole!
2. Copper Falls - Bonners Ferry
North Idaho is a wonderland of waterfalls, including the mesmerizing Copper Falls in the Kootenai National Forest. This waterfall also requires a short hike to find it. You'll walk through a lush, shaded forest before arriving at the 225-foot cascade that is Copper Falls. It's definitely a beauty and finding it makes for an easy but memorable adventure. Check out our
to learn more.
3. Goat Falls - Stanley
Finding Idaho's tallest waterfall isn't easy but if you're up for a challenge then the sight of Goat Falls should definitely pay off. The waterfall can be found in Sawtooth Wilderness near Stanley. You'll take on a rugged 8-mile hike before arriving at this breathtaking beauty of a waterfall. Standing at 650-feet-tall, you'll feel tiny next to the stunning falls! And the sound of the roaring cascade is something you won't forget. See
to read how you can find Goat Falls for yourself.
4. Upper Mesa Falls - Ashton
Not in the mood for a long hike? A visit to Upper Mesa Falls in eastern Idaho is great for casual adventurers. Located near Ashton, the waterfall is easily observed from the established scenic area. A boardwalk trail with stairs leads you to the perfect view of this impressive waterfall. Read the
on finding this waterfall and seek this beauty out!
5. Granite Falls - Nordman
Located right along the Idaho-Washington border, Granite Falls is a remote waterfall that tumbles over a maze of boulders and fallen trees to create a picture-perfect scene. Tucked away within the Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars, both the upper and lower falls are worthy of a detour when you find yourself in this gorgeous corner of the Idaho Panhandle.
6. Perrine Coulee Falls - Twin Falls
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk behind a waterfall? Wonder no more! Perrine Coulee Falls is a notable waterfall in Twin Falls' Snake River Canyon. A short trail leads to an up-close look at this 200-foot cascade, and yes, you can even enjoy a view of the waterfall from behind! Definitely be sure to check this one out and see our
to learn more.
Shoshone Falls - Twin Falls
"The Niagara of the West" requires no introduction. Roaring with life in the Snake River Canyon, seeing the incredible Shoshone Falls is always an experience to be cherished. You can view the falls from Shoshone Falls Park or paddle right up to them on a paddleboard or kayak. The falls are at their best in the springtime, but there's truly no bad time to see this unique waterfall in southern Idaho. Read all about the state's most popular waterfall
How many of these wonderful waterfalls in Idaho have you visited? Sound off in the comments below! And be sure to let us know about your favorite Idaho waterfalls.