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Weiser River

The scenic Weiser River flows through southwestern Idaho between the small town of Weiser and the Seven Devils Mountains near Hells Canyon. Read More

  • A 90 mile scenic river extending from the town of Weiser to the Seven Devils Mountains of Hells Canyon.
  • One of the top ten rivers for smallmouth bass fishing.
  • Explore the scenic Weiser River Trail, converted from an old railway.


A tributary of the mighty Snake River, the Weiser River winds for nearly 90 miles through the southwestern region of Idaho. Some areas along the southern stretch of the river are especially beautiful in the fall as the surrounding foliage turns various shades of gold. The northern stretch of the river flows through mountain meadows and the spectacular evergreen conifers of the Payette National Forest. Named after one of the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, there is plenty of history associated with this river.

Location & Information

The Weiser River flows through New Meadows, just a few miles northwest of McCall.


Weiser River Trail – Developed in recent years from an old railway, this 84 mile trail follows the river. No motorized vehicles are allowed, making it perfect for horseback riding, hiking, and biking while viewing the native wildlife.

Fishing – The Weiser River is considered one of the top ten rivers in the country for smallmouth bass fishing.

Fun Facts

  • Both the town and the river were named after Peter M. Weiser, who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Weiser is famous for its annual Fiddle Festival.
  • The river drains an area of over 1,600 square miles.
  • The Weiser River Trail extends from Weiser to Rubicon.