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Phantom Falls Trail

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A 1.5-mile climb leads you to a stunning 65-foot waterfall tucked within a shady alcove.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

88%

Runnable

6,307' 1,922 m

High

5,750' 1,753 m

Low

556' 170 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail begins at a small parking area off of Trapper Creek Road (FS #533). It requires a lengthy drive on a dirt road. The road is not too bad, but there are lots of rocks. You may want to consider taking a vehicle with stronger tires. The trail is a singletrack that heads south, following Fall Creek.

The creek thins out considerably later in the season, so the best time to experience this trail is in the spring. The trail steadily climbs over 500 feet. It ends at an alcove that has Phantom Falls, a 65-foot waterfall. Early in the spring, an ice pillar sits at the base of the waterfall. There is a small cave on the left side of the waterfall that you can climb up to.

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Shared By:

Keaton Reed

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Phantom Falls from the base of the falls.
Sep 8, 2020 near Hansen, ID
Fall Creek and Phantom Falls in the early spring--still plenty of snow this early in the season.
Sep 8, 2020 near Hansen, ID
A view of Phantom Falls in very early spring. The ice column can be quite large if you can get to the falls early in the season.
Sep 8, 2020 near Hansen, ID
A view of Phantom Falls.
Sep 8, 2020 near Hansen, ID

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