“A steep descent into the Snake River Canyon, with nice views of of the river and its rapids.”
— Keaton Reed
Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife
Need to Know
The country club has a restaurant, the Caddy Shack.
The trail is wet in some places in the spring and summer, and it gets rocky in some places, so be careful of your footing.
This trail begins in a large unpaved parking lot near the Jerome Country Club. The path, which is an old derelict highway, descends immediately into the canyon. It passes by a seasonal cascade and waterfall that carry runoff from the golf course above. The cliffs above the trail contain numerous bird life—swallows, hawks, ravens, and more. The trail leads down to the river and an old bridge that used to be a main crossing of the Snake River in the area. Some people use this to access good fishing spots along the river. There are several paths that branch off the main trail, but it is easy to keep on the main path. The river is a little swift in places, but there are a few decent spots that one could swim in. However, you should take care to avoid rapids and wear a life jacket.
Flora & Fauna
Hawks, eagles, falcons, swallows, vultures