The 5 Best Outdoor Activities In Twin Falls


Summer is just around the corner, and I am thrilled! Are you excited for the fantastic outdoor activities that Twin Falls has to offer? I can’t wait to share some of my favorite things to do in the city and the nearby areas with you. Be sure to read until the end to discover some of my lesser-known favorites.

Best Outdoor Activities In (and Nearby) Twin Falls:

Kayak/Paddle Board the Snake River at Centennial Park


One of my favorite parts of living in Twin Falls is the easy access to fun activities and minimal travel time. You can enjoy some of the best outdoor activities in Twin Falls within 15 minutes of almost any part of town.

One of my favorite activities is kayaking or paddleboarding on the Snake River access point located at Centennial Park. You can bring your equipment or rent one through AWOL. I recommend booking in advance, especially if you plan to go on a weekend.

I love this part of the River because you can enjoy some breathtaking views, even if you’re short on time. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a base jumper! However, if you have more time to spare, I highly recommend paddling past the Perrine Bridge to Pillar Falls.

Pillar Falls is a great spot to take a break, enjoy your lunch, and relax. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can paddle all the way to Shoshone Falls. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to exercise caution while crossing. You can learn more about the route and any potential challenges here.

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Visit Shoshone Falls & Hike the Dierke's Lake Trail Falls


If you’re from Twin Falls or visiting, one of the best outdoor activities to do, especially in the spring, is to visit Shoshone Falls. The view is spectacular, and it is one of the tallest waterfalls in the U.S., taller than its eastern cousin, Niagara Falls.

You’ll find plenty of room to walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery, interesting information about Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls history, and a snack shack. 

After you have finished exploring Shoshone Falls, check out Dierkes Lake. This place offers tons of fun activities, such as swimming, BBQing, and playing on the playground. In addition, there is a beautiful walking trail around the lake that provides breathtaking views of the Snake River. Some parts of the trail even offer access to rock climbing areas. Learn more about Shoshone Falls and  Dierkes Lake. Find out more.

Enjoy a Bike Ride or a Hike Around Auger Falls Park

Auger Falls Heritage Park is a wonderful destination for anyone who enjoys breathtaking views of the canyon floor and the Snake River. This 680-acre park is an ideal spot for hiking with your family and pets, as well as mountain biking. The park features numerous historical viewpoints, hiking trails, and fishing spots.

You can find several waterfalls in the park, including Auger Falls on the Snake River about a mile into the park. Additionally, you will find other waterfalls such as Mermaid Falls. Find out more.

Play Disc Golf, Take a Walk, and More at Rock Creek Park


Rock Creek Park is a twelve acre park located off HWY 30. you can find a variety of different activities here such as playground equipment, pavilions that can be reserved for events, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, 2 fire ring areas, walking, and hiking trails, fishing, as well as native species of wildlife.

The most recent addition to the park is the disc golf course which is a challenging 18-hole course located in the canyon. Learn more about Rock Creek Park.

Hike By Cows to Vineyard Lake


I saved the best for last. Hiking down to Vineyard Lake is the best outdoor activity in Twin Falls, in my opinion. Spend a day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

This unique lake is located outside of Twin Falls and requires a hike through a cow pasture. The owner kindly permits people to use the pasture to access the canyon where a beautiful small lake can be found. If you’re fortunate, you might even have the opportunity to enjoy the lake all to yourself.

This activity is perfect for the weekend: pack a picnic, invite your friends or family, bring along some floaties, and relish on a fantastic summer day. For precise instructions, feel free to reach out to me.

I hope this helped give you some ideas about some of the best outdoor activities in Twin Falls. Feel free to reach out if you have questions or want more ideas.

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