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Shoshone Falls

Twin Falls, ID 83301
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Twin Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Since I was a little less rushed on my trip through Southern Idaho I decided to visit Shoshone Falls, short drive outside of Twin Falls, Idaho. The water was low at this time of year but the short detour was worth the drive just to observe the Snake River winding through this deep canyon and view the water fall even... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The falls were beautiful unfortunately they were not allowing quite as much water as normal to come over the falls. Certainly this was the claimant and environmental issue that was outside the realm of human control. Take a camera you will certainly have a wonderful time. As a sidenote please note that this area is also wheelchair and disabled accessible

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful park and great paved trails made walking easy. Nice views of the falls made walking the path and trails worthwhile. If you want a day of swimming or a playground and picnic area, head to the lake side. Unfortunately the falls were "shut off" for construction starting on Labor Day so the water flowing was minimal compared to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

About ten miles outside town, this is a hidden gem. Water flow is low in the late summer, but there is always some going over the falls [on Snake River]. Great viewing platforms, very good signage, picnic areas, and a concession stand that has food and trinkets. Walking trails for the more fit walkers. Plan lunch there. Restrooms, but is... More

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was a little concerned about traveling out of my way as my boys (13 and 11) and I were headed up from SLC to the Tetons (with much more driving after that) and reviewers kept mentioning low water flow in August. It was absolutely gorgeous in August and my boys were amazed at the beauty. We added zip lining... More

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Belmont, California
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Even in low water flow its pretty amazing area to see and hike. Also take some cash, its $3.00 to park and they don't take plastic.

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Ogden, Utah
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78 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a very beautiful setting and the falls are very impressive. They actually are the best in the spring when the snow is melting. There are places for picnics.

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Whakatane,New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

well set out picnic area with good viewing area.Some ot the signs on the way were contradictory-1 mile to go followed by 2 miles to go!!

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The falls are gorgeous at high water or not. Its even more amazing to kayak to the base of the falls. its about 7 miles round trip, starting from Centennial Park. You will go under the Perrine Bridge (and possibly watch base jumpers :) and then a short portage around pillar falls and you are on your way. We made... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited in August 2014 - nice but nothing like the claim of the West's Niagra Falls - not in August anyway when the water levels are low. But based on the pictures on the information boards at the falls if you come in May they put on quite a show! Ditto Twin Falls just up the road 2 miles.

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