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 www.nawwal.org/~mrgoff/photojournal. 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: