Updated: Dec 15, 2022
You will find a surprising 60-foot waterfall at the end of a short quarter mile hike that is easy enough for kids and dogs.
The waterfall flows from Sands Basin and the surrounding canyon walls rise sharply above the canyon floor.
Head southwest from Boise for a little over an hour for a short hike to a beautiful waterfall.
From Boise, take Interstate 84 West to the Nampa exist for Highway 55 (Exit 33A). Follow Highway 55 through Marsing to the junction with US 95. Continue 1 mile past the junction and turn left onto Cemetery Road. Cemetery Road will dead end at a T intersection. Turn left at the T onto Jump Creek Road. Follow Jump Creek Road going through the Poison Creek Intersection for about 1/2 mile. Turn right when the road turns to gravel and cross the cattle guard. Even though this is private property, this is a public route. Please be respectful throughout the area and stay on the main road to Jump Creek.
I'm Here - Now What?
Enjoy the hike to the falls, walk to the Falls Overlook or picnic along your hike. You can also enjoy a swim at the base of the falls!
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 43.48277778, -116.9230556
STARTING POINT: Boise
DISTANCE FROM STARTING POINT: 46.1 miles
TIME TO REACH: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
ROAD SURFACE: Paved and gravel/dirt
WHEN ACCESSIBLE: Year-round; open sunrise to sunset for day use only
RECOMMENDED VEHICLES: All vehicles
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
WHEN WE WENT: Early summer
TRAILHEADS: Jump Creek Falls
CAMPGROUNDS: Day use only but several fire rings and picnic spots available at the trailhead.
CONTACT SITE INFO: BLM,
CAUTIONS: Poison ivy grows along the creek and trail.