Jump Creek Canyon Idaho
The Jump Creek recreation
site is managed by the BLM. It is a popular area open for
day use only. To get there from I-84, take state route 95
one and a half miles past Marsing. Turn left on Cemetery Road.
Go one and a half miles and turn left onto South Jump Creek
Road. If you are coming from Homedale, go south on route 95
and turn right onto South Jump Creek Road. From the parking
area it is a quarter mile hike to 60 foot Jump Creek Falls.
There is a pool popular for swimming at the base of the falls.
A small tunnel is found to the left of the falls. The upper
canyon can be accessed by climbing a rock crevice known as
the “Devil’s Ladder” to the west of the
falls. The upper canyon continues about two and a half miles.
A trail goes some distance and eventually peters out. There
is a brushy section. The canyon gets narrower and more scenic
as you go upstream. There are many pools and small falls as
well as wading and scrambling through narrows. One eight foot
pitch is challenging. Eventually, the upper canyon gets very
brushy making further progress slow. There is a rock formation
with a striking resemblance to a human face. You can return
the same way you came or exit to the rim. A 4- wheel drive
road is west of the canyon. The Jump Creek Canyon quadrangle
covers the area.
The following photos were provided by Matt Goff. Many fine
outdoor photos can be found on his website at
Click on the images below to enlarge.
The following photos were provided by Tracy Spiva.
The following photos were provided by Jeff Wurst.
More fine pictures can be seen at www.wilsoncreekphoto.com/journal
The Jump Creek Face: