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A surprising waterfall and lush riparian community filled with waterbirch 
and red osier dogwood trees

Visitors can hike the easy ¼-mile Jump Creek Falls Trail - you may get your feel wet! - walk high and dry to the Falls Overlook on a recently improved trail, or picnic near the rock crevices and meandering stream.  Swimmers will find a refreshing dip at the base of the falls.

Location & Directions 
Southwest of Marsing, Idaho
From Boise, take Interstate 84 West to the Nampa exit for Highway 55 (Exit 33A). Follow Highway 55 through Marsing and on to the junction with US-95.  Continue 1½ miles past the junction and turn left onto Cemetery Road.  Turn left at the T-intersection with a STOP sign.  The road becomes Jump Creek Road as it continues south.  Just after passing under power transmission lines, the road curves right, through private land – stay on the roadway as it curves back to the left toward the entry to the recreation area.

Caution: Poison ivy grows thick in some spots along the creek and trail. 


  • Day use only - open sunrise to sunset
  • Hiking trails
  • One vault toilet
  • Fire grates
  • Parking area

Waterfall at Jump Creek Canyon

Reconstruction project at Jump Creek ensures safe access to facilities

Before reconstruction project


2014 Jump Creek Reconstruction