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Box Canyon Springs Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 83' 25 m
Descent: -288' -88 m
High: 3,197' 974 m
Low: 2,912' 888 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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A simple road used by local farmers that visitors can run on that leads to a section of singletrack below the falls.

Jim Jones

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Be respectful of private property and poison ivy in places along the canyon.

Runner Notes

Some sections are a little rocky and can be overgrown in the summer, so watch your footing!

Description

The Box Canyon Springs Trail is mostly made up of an access road that takes pedestrians and bikers through cow pastures to eventually wrap around and down into the small gully below the springs. It's also a good option for seeing some of the sites without having to commit to the ladder climb at the top of the Box Canyon Springs Spur.

The road section ends at the bottom of the gully and the trail continues on a short section of singletrack that travels along the water and past boulders to below the falls. You'll pass a good spot to swim in the middle of summer if you're comfortable with crisp cold water. The area makes a nice spot to relax or explore for an afternoon.

Flora & Fauna

Significant amount of poison oak and stinging nettle on the canyon portion of the trail - extremely difficult to avoid. Long pants and long sleeves are highly recommended. Additionally, be cautious of rattle snakes. We saw 2 on the same trip.

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Feb 11, 2020
Keaton Reed
Trail is in great shape, but the observation deck by the falls in the canyon is severely damaged. 3mi — 0h 30m

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The confluence of Box Springs with the mighty Snake River.
Feb 11, 2020 near Buhl, ID
First viewpoint showing the pool and resulting creek
Nov 29, 2017 near Wendell, ID
Large falls out of the large pool
Nov 29, 2017 near Buhl, ID
One of the many waterfalls (springs) along the canyon floor
Nov 29, 2017 near Buhl, ID

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