Waterfall Canyon Falls
Posted by: kkelley515
N 43° 24.080 W 111° 06.415
12T E 491342 N 4805389
Quick Description: Year-round cascade waterfall in Waterfall Canyon (Targhee National Forest).
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2009 9:09:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM6X4C
This unnamed cascade waterfall is on a spring feeding into an unnamed waterway that ultimately empties into the Upper Palisades Lake in the Targhee National Forest (Southeast Idaho).
The easiest access to this waterfall requires a moderately strenuous 9.5 mile (one-way) hike, which takes you past the scenic Palisades lakes. These lakes were formed when landslides blocked the course of Palisades Creek and Dry Creek. The trailhead is located off US Hwy 26 between Irwin, ID and Palisades, ID. Follow the signs to the Palisades creek campground, where the Palisades Creek trailhead is located. You will follow this trail for approximately six miles, passing the Lower Palisades Lake. At that point, you will switch to the Dry Creek/Upper Palisades Lake trail. After following this trail for roughly a mile and a half, you will reach the head of the Waterfall Canyon trail. The waterfall is located about two miles up this trail. In the springtime (when the snow is melting), additional unnamed waterfalls can be seen in this canyon.
Those who would like additional spectacular views (though not of waterfalls) can continue up the Waterfall Canyon trail to the Waterfall Crest trail, and then follow the Lake Canyon trail back down to the Lower Palisades lake.
Parking Coordinates: N 43° 23.740 W 111° 12.900
Waterfall Height: 150
Path Up and Down: Partial
Walk Behind: Not at all
Seasons of Best Flow: Not listed