You are here

Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
?
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
Please respect the outdoors and leave no trace. One tip how to dispose of waste properly: Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. For more information, visit https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

Whether you are in the Twin Falls area for a larger adventure or simply looking for a nice break during the drive across Idaho on I-84, the Shoshone Falls overlook and park are worth a visit. At 212 feet, Shoshone Falls are 45 feet taller than the more well-known Niagara Falls, and they span a rim that is 1,000 feet wide. The park is open year round, but the best viewing for these spectacular natural waterfalls is reported to be in the spring when flow is aided by snowmelt. Additionally, water is often diverted for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation in the summer and fall. The falls also serve as an ecological boundary, separating the Upper Snake and Columbia Unglaciated freshwater ecoregions.  

The park is owned and operated by the City of Twin Falls. The land was originally donated for this purpose in 1932. The park contains grassy picnic areas, hiking trails, interpretive visitor information, and restroom facilities. The Dierkes Lake Recreation Area is also adjacent to the park.  

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Easy access. Overlook views. Large waterfalls.

Cons

Day use fee.

Pets allowed

Yes

Address

N 3300 E
Kimberly, ID 83341
United States

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant
Waterfalls
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Magic Valley + Shoshone Area, Idaho

Comments

Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment?
Sign In and share them.