Summary: A nice hike through a variety of forest trees, open hillsides, and meadows. This hike has excellent views of Marsh Valley, Oxford peak and Malad valley. Expect to see a variety of wildlife, birds and plants. Part of the hike follows Cherry Creek, part through forested canyons and part along open ridges with their excellent long range views.
Trailhead: From Downey, go SW on old hwy 191, 2.2 miles. At the bottowm of the hill, take a left turn to the south onto county road. Follow this road 8 miles. The trailhead is a continuation of the incoming road. There is parking for two or three vehicles before crossing the creek. Across the creek about 100 yards is a forest Service Campground with 3 or 4 spaces. Additional parking may be found on that side of creek. (Lat:42.30504 Lon:-112.13482)
Trail Guides for Chery Creek/New Canyon Loop:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Malad District Ranger Station 208-766-4743
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Don Evans, who has posted 31 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Eric on 6/19/2011
Highly recommended! I Iiked with my four boys (ages 11 to 3) on Father's Day. It was muddy since we had just arrived after a rain, but everyone had a great time. It is a mile from the trail head to the first ridge line. The view of the valley was spectacular so we went down into the valley. If we had turned left at the ridge, there was a trail that went on up the ridge toward the summit (which still had lots of snow on it). Next time we are there, we'll go that way because the views have to be even more spectacular from the top.
Reviewed by Kim and Nick on 11/26/2008
A little muddy but great view from the top. We saw deer and a dinosaur. FUN!!!!
Reviewed by Laurel on 4/30/2007
Hiked this in late April. Still some snow along the trail and a little muddy in spots, but over all thoroughly enjoyed! You might share the trail with the occasional ATV, but the view of Oxford Peak was awesome! Bring wading shoes as the first half of the trail crosses Cherry Creek several times.
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