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Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
Known as “The Niagara of the West,” Shoshone Falls are a 65 m (212 ft) high and 300 m (1,000 ft) wide wonders of nature. These waterfalls are actually 14 m (45 ft) taller than Niagara's. Admire the falls and the scenic surroundings from the observation platforms. Continue exploring on the hiking trails, or relax in the picnic area. A play area and restrooms are also available. If you're up for a longer visit, head to the launch platform for Evel Knievel’s famous attempt to clear the Snake River Canyon, which is located 3 km (1.8 mi) from the falls. Admission is charged per vehicle at the parking lot. Add Shoshone Falls and other attractions to your Twin Falls trip itinerary using our Twin Falls trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Shoshone falls is one of the/ if not the most beautiful fall in Twin City. If you are planning to go there, I strongly suggest to check if the dam is open. Why? Because a dam is built on top of this....  more »
  • You can’t go to Twin Falls without seeing Shoshone Falls, aka “Niagara of the West.” There is a very cheap entrance fee to get into the park with the best viewpoints. It’s worth every...  more »
  • The drive to the falls is beautiful and the falls are worth seeing! Not crowded this time of year and some lingering fall colors made it beautiful.  more »
  • I visited on a Sunday in July. Parking lot was full, but we found parking lot. There is an easy view to the falls in this park, and then there is the long trail. The trail is paved. Starting from the park, the trail is up hill, not a lot of shade, and it can be draining on a hot day. So take a lot of water, and go dress appropriately! The trail has nice views of the falls, the river, and the canyon. Expect to spend 3 hours to fully enjoy this!
  • Shoshone Falls is a real hidden gem. We had passed by this location a number of times on our way to Boise or Oregon and never new about it! The entrance fee is something like $5.00 and well worth it. The falls are breathtaking. Looking forward to visiting this place at different times including next winter! Next year we are planning on kayaking along this river, just down from the falls.
  • the park has an upper parking lot, view area where you don't have to pay anything, but you also can't see very much. I did not go down to the actual pay area, and I heard it is very beautiful. However, we were just on our way in the middle of an 8 hour trip and we did not want to spend more time. It is a very beautiful area.the ravine is amazing, a giant crack in the Earth, where the river runs and there are various waterfalls.
  • Been to some Falls through out the States and I have to say this one has a different experience. There are many hiking trails, a snack shack, picnic areas and definitely has a personal touch. The falls are very pretty. This is enjoyable even on the warmest of days... even saw some lizards.
  • Gorgeous!! There was a giant rainbow when I went which I'm guessing is semi-permanent. Makes for great photos! There is a concession stand and lots of interesting historical info and photos about the falls. Also, to make your $5 entry fee even more worth it, you get entry to the upper swimming lakes with cliff jumping and supervised swimming!

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