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Fish and Game Habitat Trail

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A secluded trail with a many different water features plus many opportunities to view wildlife.


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0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

100%

Runnable

1,441' 439 m

High

1,433' 437 m

Low

8' 3 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This secluded trail is a great escape on the edge of town. Be sure to note your visit at the trailhead log!

There is a creek that flows into a pond with a nice ramp to an underwater habitat viewing area. In the spring/summer the lily pads bloom bright pink. You can also see frogs and turtles sunning themselves on the lily pads.

There is a nice bird observation house and in the winter there are bird feeders around it to keep the birds fat and happy. Near to the bird observation house is an apple tree that the deer in the area frequent. Further south in the trail you'll find blackberry bushes for the birds, in addition to walnut and oak trees for the squirrels. You'll also see wild plum, birch, lilac, and Japanese quince that bear a late-summer or early-fall fruit.

On the east side of the area there are cactus that are native to this part of Idaho. They bloom butter yellow in June. The main trail is paved and ADA accessible, but there are several small dirt trails to explore some of the hidden areas. There is also a nice picnic bench close to a walnut tree to stop for a bite to eat.

Flora & Fauna

You will find an abundance of native trees and grasses that attract many different birds, rabbits, turtles, and white tail deer. If you are lucky you will see the birds of prey including Peregrine Falcons. There are also some unique native cacti that bloom butter yellow in June. You may also see a raccoon fishing in the pond.

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Shared By:

Richard Washburn

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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#4,188

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Cacti dusted with snow.
Dec 31, 2015 near Lewisto…, ID
The small waterfall adorned with snow and ice.
Dec 31, 2015 near Lewisto…, ID
The bird viewing shelter.
Dec 31, 2015 near Lewisto…, ID
The view of the pond and creek flowing out of it this winter.
Dec 31, 2015 near Lewisto…, ID
The creek with some fresh fallen snow on the side.
Dec 31, 2015 near Lewisto…, ID

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