Walking the Walk

Pedestrian- and bike-friendly amenities at Snake River Landing

Published online: Jul 09, 2020 Articles Liza Leonard
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Snake River Landing is one of the most popular places to ride, walk or run in Idaho Falls. With a series of trails and pathways that connect the various water features, parks and amenities to the businesses and homes.

Milligan Park

Located at the intersection of Milligan Road and Pier View Drive, Milligan Park is the perfect escape for watching the wonders and wildlife of the Snake River. This park is an ideal place for a picnic or to take a quiet moment alone. The Pier at Milligan Park is a 4,000-square foot structure overlooking the scenic Snake River. A nearby pedestrian friendly plaza provides access to nearby retail shops and restaurants. 

Central Valley Trail & Water Feature

The Central Valley Trail is a private trail open to the public. The trail offers a mile and a half long paved pathway which leads to the Central Valley 3.3 acre lake and is surrounded by green space and other pedestrian-friendly amenities. Whether it’s a stroll with the family or a jog after work, you will be filled with a sense of peace as you follow the trail and encounter a series of ponds and nature amenities along the way. 

Vista Trail

The Vista Trail winds through the business and residential areas with portions running along the Porter Canal. The Vista Trail also connects with the Central Valley Trail, the Idaho Falls Riverwalk greenbelt system and other paths that run throughout SRL. 

Heritage Park

At over 14 acres, Heritage Park is a project by the City of Idaho Falls made possible by land donation and commitments by private and non-profit partners. The park is located near the southern entrance to SRL off Sunnyside Road. The park will rival other Idaho Falls parks not only in size but also beauty. Here the river shows many personalities, from tumbling waves, rocky outcroppings, and shallow pools to waterfalls over basalt lava rocks and river eddies perfect for fishing. 

Features in the proposed master plans for the park include a trail network connecting to the greater Idaho Falls Riverwalk trail system, a river overlook from the Snake River Promontory, a community gathering space with an amphitheater and much more that will enable community members and visitors to appreciate the natural beauty within Idaho Falls. Upon completion of the park now under construction, the community and visitors to Idaho Falls can discover views of the beautiful Snake River in the city’s newest natural playground. 

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