Adams Canyon Lower Falls

Tom’s experience at Adams Canyon Lower Falls:

Adams Canyon Lower Falls is a much shorter hike than the longer Adams Canyon hike that still leads to a beautiful waterfall and a small pool you can play in.
Lower Adams Canyon Waterfall Hike


You park at the same parking lot as Adams Canyon and Adams Cabin and hike up the same sandy switchbacks. After 10 switchbacks the trail will level off and the main sandy switchbacks will be over.

Hiking to Lower Adams Canyon Waterfall

At this point there will be a few trails that take off to the right and head south from the trail you are on.

Family Friendly Lower Adams Canyon Waterfall

Take any of these three trails and they will all lead to the lower waterfall. The trail is a little steep and rocky right before you get to the falls but it shouldn’t be difficult for a fit adult and it is easy to help children through.

Flowers at lower Adams Canyon Waterfall

The waterfall is about 20 feet tall and you can walk around it and stand behind it staying mostly dry. The pool is about a foot deep and great for playing in but not deep enough to swim in. There are no bathrooms at the trailhead.

Trail to Lower Adams Canyon Waterfall

Its a great hike for dogs since they can play in the water and cool down at the end but they must remain on leash.

Tom’s Rating:

Adams Canyon Directions: From US 89 take a right on N. Eastside Drive. Follow Eastside Drive to the trailhead. The trailhead has some parking but it usually fills up quite quickly forcing others to park on Eastside Dr.


Adams Canyon Trailhead:    41.066246,-111.909881

Adams Canyon Lower Waterfall:     41.06521,-111.903968

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Hike to the Rope Swing at Bloomington Lake

Tom’s experience at Bloomington Lake:

Bloomington Lake is a beautiful lake near Bear Lake in Idaho.
Bloomington Lake Hike

You can swim, fish and hike around the lake during the summer months. To the south of Bloomington Lake is steep cliffs that have snow most of the year.

Bloomington Lake Idaho

When we were there a few people had brought sleds and tubes to sled down the snow and then into the lake. The water was cool but refreshing during the hot summer months.

Trail to Bloomington Lake

There is also a rope swing you can swing on and jump into the lake. Be sure to test the rope if you are first in the morning and throughout the day.

Hiking to Bloomington Lake

The parking lot is large but it can fill up during popular summer times so be sure to get there early.

Bloomington Lake Rope Swing

There are outhouses at the parking lot and then it is about a half mile hike to the lake along a dirt trail. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash.

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Trail Info: From Bloomington Idaho, drive west about 12 miles along FS #409. The road is mostly dirt through open ranges and can take a while if you are in or behind a low clearance vehicle. The forks are marked and the trailhead isn’t too difficult to find.


Bloomington Lake Trailhead:     42.149379,-111.58382

Bloomington Lake:     42.1461,-111.575405

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