Wisconsin May 26, 2019
You Can See 8 Waterfalls In Just One Day Of Hiking In Wisconsin
Wisconsin actually has some of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the whole country and if you love these gorgeous natural scenes of falling water, there’s one place you have to go. Way up north, practically in Michigan, there’s a spot with miles and miles of rivers, including four big ones that create a number of waterfalls all in one spot. There are more than a dozen waterfalls in more than 200,000 acres of forest and parks up here and you can spend a day visiting eight of them with some easy and gorgeous hiking. Many are located in the park system, but you can buy a car pass for $5 a day or $20 for the full year. Here’s an
editable map that will take you to all the spots listed here.
1. Long Slide Falls
Starting with what might be the most impressive waterfall up in this part of the state, as the name implies, this waterfall covers a lot of ground. Instead of a single dramatic drop, this is a cool waterfall where the water glides over the rock formations and you can climb around to find all kinds of different angles. There are trails all over this hike and from here, you'll head to our next falls on foot, so strap on your hiking boots and check it out.
Address: 19882 Morgan Park Rd, Pembine, WI 54156.
2. Smalley Falls
Located about a half-mile northwest of Long Slide Falls, this cascade can be difficult to see all at once, but it's worth the simple hike. All in all, you'll put in about two miles round trip to see these two falls. They're a bit more hidden, but you'll love finding all the little twists and turns.
3. Bull Falls
After a short 15 minute drive, you'll end up at Bull Falls. This is a short little hike down to a waterfall on the Pike River and though it's not massive, it's still a great little cascade and a great spot to stop and put your fishing pole in the river in search of some trout.
4. 18 Foot Falls
These next three falls will be accessed from Twelve Foot Falls County Park. You'll park here and then head about a mile north to find Eighteen Foot Falls. This hike is a bit rougher than the rest, so be prepared. It's another one on the Pike River and simply gorgeous.
5. 12 Foot Falls
Back where you began, Twelve Foot Falls is right here in the park and the next falls is just a short walk away. These are varied and interesting views of the same winding winner and there's stellar fishing here.
Address: 12 Foot Falls Rd, Dunbar, WI 54119
6. 8 Foot Falls
You walk through the campground to get here and you'll hear the falls before you see them. The river mellows a bit after this waterfall, so there's a gorgeous, calm pool at the end.
7. Horseshoe Falls
The roads and trails here are susceptible to being beat up by the weather, so use caution. There are signs to let you know you're going in the right direction and once you reach the falls, you'll realize it was all worth it. The sound of the water and the mist from the falls make this a magical little place you'll be happy you spend the time to find.
8. Dave's Falls
With gorgeous, rocky scenery that has been carved out by the river flowing through here, you'll love getting to check out these falls from both sides of the river. There's a wood bridge that crosses over the top, offering all kinds of viewing options. You'll usually find folks climbing the rocks, but definitely use your best judgement and be careful as they can get slippery.
Address: Old 141 Rd, Amberg, WI 54102.
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