Hikes in the Ririe/Heise Area

Cress Creek Nature Trail
Distance: variable
Climb: steep
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: moderate
Location: From Ririe, drive on US Highway 26 towards Heise Hot Springs and Kelly Canyon. Immediately after crossing the Snake River, bear left and proceed to the Bureau of Land Management’s parking area for the Cress Creek Nature Trail.

A perfect trek for a weekend picnic, this trail follows the crystal clear waters of Cress Creek. Winding up hillsides covered with both sagebrush and juniper, the hike terminates at a ridge view overlooking the Snake River and Big Southern Butte. Best months for hiking are June through August.

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