Waterfall Canyon

Irwin, Idaho

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Accessed from the Palisades Creek trail is a scenic canyon with a large, fertile lake and many waterfalls in late June and July, including one cascade more than 900 feet high.
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by Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan (Falcon Guides)

Accessed from the Palisades Creek trail is a scenic canyon with a large, fertile lake and many waterfalls in late June and July, including one cascade more than 900 feet high.

© 2014 Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Irwin
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Either a day hike or overnight
Season: Best early July for the waterfalls, but the upper basin is usually snow covered until mid-July.
Trailhead Elevation: 6,040 feet
Top Elevation: 8,840 feet
Local Contacts: Palisades Ranger District, (208) 523-1412
Local Maps: Palisades Peak and Thompson Peak USGS quadrangles; Island Park, Ashton, Teton Basin, and Palisades Ranger Districts–Targhee National Forest map
Topo Map: Waterfall Canyon Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Idaho Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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