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8 Idaho Waterfalls to Explore When the Snow Melts

Raging falls and lush green trails, we're ready for you.

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We love winter as much as the next person, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't excited about Idaho's hiking and backpacking season being just around the corner. Once the snow melts, it's the perfect time to explore Idaho's rivers and waterfalls in our favorite adventure playgrounds around the state. Whether you're looking for your next adventure in your own backyard or planning your family's big summer road trip, check out these waterfalls and add them to your to-do list!

1. Cramer Lakes Falls

Photo: Amanda Solomon

2. Hike from Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls

Photo: Eric Harris

3. Explore Shoshone Falls

Photo: Visit Idaho

4. Photograph Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

Photo: Josh Packer

5. Explore Jump Creek Falls

Photo: Garren Moore

6. Camp at Fall Creek Falls

Photo: Eric Bennett

7. Photograph the Perrine Bridge and Perrine Coulee Falls

Photo: Josh Packer

8. Hike to Big Fall Creek Falls

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

Cover photo: Josh Packer

Discover more adventures at Visit Idaho.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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