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    Goose Creek Falls Hike

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    4.8 km
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    209 m
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    Waterfalls are magical and mesmerizing, and the Goose Creek Falls Hike offers up a beautiful cascade. Wander through mixed woodlands down into the creek canyon adorned with a picturesque waterfall. Those seeking a short, but heart-pumping adventure should consider this hike.

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    Route Description for Goose Creek Falls Hike

    When visiting the Payette National Forest in Idaho, a trip to the Goose Cree Falls Trail is a staple. What this trail lacks in the distance, it makes up for in elevation, so make sure you reserved some energy for the climb back up to the trailhead. Warranting year-round exploration, those visiting in the winter should come with snowshoes and trekking poles to safely navigate the snow-packed terrain. Additionally, the rocks around the falls become quite slippery when wet, so take your time and mind your footing when exploring. Insider’s hint: the best time to visit is in the spring when the cascade surges with snowmelt.

    Setting out from the parking lot and trailhead, your adventure begins by following the Goose Creek Falls Trail northwardly. This lovely path will immediately dip beneath the shaded tree canopy of mixed pines and spruce. Gently descending, you will continue to hike northwardly, crossing a footbridge before reaching an intersection with the Goose Creek Trail. You will turn left onto the Goose Creek Falls/ Goose Creek Trail tracking south.

    Follow this route along the banks of Goose Creek until you ultimately reach the falls. The mesmerizing scene of the Goose Creek Falls cascading over the craggy rock wall will captivate you. Enjoy the scenery and relaxing sounds before heading back the way you came, climbing back up to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Goose Creek Falls Hike Trailhead

    Access this hike from the parking lot and trailhead off Brundage Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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      Out and back

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