Exploring Idaho one step at a time.
Ritter island is located off Thousand Springs Grade, just south of Hagerman. Also known as Thousand Springs State Park. Thousand Springs is very well known for its many springs that emerge from the Snake River plain aquifer and cascade down the canyon creating waterfalls and breathe taking views.
I recently had the opportunity to explore this beautiful area with the wonderful ladies from the Women’s outdoor adventure life group organized by The Rock Church in Mountain Home, Idaho. If you would like to join the Church, new members are always welcome with open arms, or if you would like to check out any of the many life groups the Church has to offer simply, click here to explore! Life groups help members connect on a more personal level while building new relationships, growing and serving God.
Thousand Springs State Park is a beautiful place for hiking, exploring, photography opportunities and more. You can hike next to the falls in the summer and the cool mist will cool you down and leave you feeling refreshed and in awe. There is a 1.8-mile loop that is rated as easy on all trails app. It is a great short hike for families and is dog friendly!
We hiked this trail in mid-July and a lot of it was overgrown. Be sure to always be prepared while hiking. My suggestion is to bring a hiking pack with you stocked with water. I like to carry a backpack with a 2-3L water bladder for quick hydration. Basic first aid, snacks, your cell phone, identification, and any other items you may find handy.