NORTH DOWNTOWN REACH
This stretch of Greenway runs northeast from the Portneuf River to the Union Pacific
Depot in Old Town Pocatello. A string of beautiful, small parks follows a historic
right-of-way and provides visitors and residents of Old Town with an urban Greenway
and safe access to the Portneuf River and the City Creek trails. From Pre-History Park
(seen on the previous page), the trail crosses Halliday and South Arthur Avenue to
IFFT-Trapper’s Park, a showpiece of this urban Greenway. The park features a large
bronze fountain sculpture created by Idaho State University artist, Doug Warnock.
Look for bronze riparian creatures in the streambed that runs through the park.
Eat lunch on the large basalt boulders deposited here by the Lake Bonneville Flood about
15,000 years ago. Heading north, cross Benton Street to Pioneer Park. The southwest
corner of the park, commonly called Bistline Partnership Corner, features a xeriscaped
garden, boulders highlighting Pocatello’s unique geologic history and a large bronze wheel
shaped sculpture created by Josh Sprague. Cement feet lead users through this section
of the park illustrating the history of the Greenway trail system and the many partners
involved in its creation.
Heading north through the rest of Pioneer Park, visit the large wall celebrating the
Mormon pilgrimage to Salt Lake City. This park was created through the combined efforts
of the local LDS Stakes.
ADA accessible bike and foot traffic
The North Downtown Reach runs through the southern edge of Old Town Pocatello and
is best accessed from South Main Street (heading north) or South Arthur Street (heading
U.P.R.R. Depot, Streetside on South Arthur, South Main Street, and Halliday Street
Pioneer Park – Pre-History Park: 0.4 miles, paved