The Taysom Trail is a short but important link between the AMI/Kirkham Trailhead in Upper Ross Park to the Maag Shady Side Trail in Lower Ross Park. The Taysom Trail drops from Upper Ross Park along a series of switchbacks before it paralells South 5th Street to a crossing of the Avenue of the Chiefs. There is the potential to construct a short spur of trail that would connect Taysom Trail to the south bound bike lane on South 5th Street. The Maag-Shadyside Trail begins on the north side of the Avenue of the Chiefs where it travels along the base of a basalt cliff which is known as the "Shady Side" by local climbing enthusiasts because it is east facing and is shaded most of the day. The trail serves several climbing areas and provides access to an Idaho Veteran's Memorial and a Frisbee Golf course. The north end of the trail connects to the Melton Mountain View Trail at the intersection of South 4th and Barton Road.
Length (mi): 0.57