Second Trestles Falls

Second & Third Trestle Falls

Morning of the 5th now and it’s another rainy day but I’m not stopping.  Next attempt is at Second & Third Trestle Falls in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest just south of Mellen, Wisconsin.

Lots of smaller rapids along the Bad River in this location.  Access is very difficult and I am not providing details – do your own research, don’t break the law, make your own choices.

Second Trestle Falls

A bit on the smaller side but photos don’t do justice for Second Trestle Falls.  There is a huge amount of water flowing here and it is very powerful.

Here’s the downstream view.  I couldn’t get much closer but there is a second drop about 50 yards from where I was standing.  Foliage here is wild & overgrown blocking sight lines.

Third Trestle Falls

After some very soggy bushwhacking here is the view of Third Trestle Falls.  I couldn’t climb out onto the rocks any further because they were extremely slippery and would have been risking too much danger.  You can see clearer views in the video over at waterfallswisconsin.com .

Video

Here’s a short video of both falls & some of the rapids in action.  Enjoy!

Hiking

I forgot to record the trip going in so this is only 1/2 the route.  It’s a grind and I’m glad it’s over on this occasion.

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