Twelve Foot & Eight Foot Falls

If you are a fan of waterfalls definitely don’t skip over Marinette County.  So many amazing places to see up here.  This stop was a 2-for-1 at Twelve Foot Falls County Park in Dunbar, Wisconsin.

Twelve Foot Falls

Just steps from the parking lot at the first park bench you can see Twelve Foot Falls through the thick tree cover.

Hiking the trail counter-clockwise from that spot the views open up a bit.  Here’s a clearer front facing view below the falls.

Not far up the trail and a few stones climbed gives a better birds-eye perspective.  The falls ramble across a distance of maybe 100 feet or so.

Another view standing besides the falls without that tree in the way.   Be sure to explore the area to see smaller ledges and riffles upstream.

Eight Foot Falls

Back to the main parking area you can take the opposite trail heading upstream to Eight Foot Falls.  According to the sign it’s only a 245 yard hike.

Terrain here includes pine needles, dirt & rock, and some boardwalk sections.  None are difficult unless it’s rainy which some spots turn to mud.

A small spur trail gives views of a small ledge/falls above the main drop.

Just a short distance later is the main drop at Eight Foot Falls.  Considerably smaller than Twelve Foot Falls but still very nice.

Luckily there are good rocks along the banks allowing you to walk directly up besides the falls.  Here’s one last look below the drop.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Sadly I couldn’t spend as much time as I wanted thanks to Mother Nature.  She had other plans, and alas she always wins.

Thankfully I made it back to the car before it was a full-on downpour.  Luckily it was only scattered for the remainder of the afternoon so I pressed onward to the next destination.

(Apologies on photo quality for a couple shots here – had to pull from GoPro video stillframes, my other camera isn’t waterproof!)


Here’s a short video of both Twelve Foot and Eight Foot falls.  Enjoy!

Hiking Data

The park is a very pleasant place to hike with only minor rock hopping if you choose to do so.  Stay careful on wet days like today as these stones get very slippery.  Definitely don’t miss this area!

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3 thoughts on “Twelve Foot & Eight Foot Falls”

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  2. Thanks for these trip reports! There’s also Eighteen-foot Falls up stream from the park. Take 12-foot Falls Rd. north, turn right on 18-foot Falls Rd. There’s a footpath to the falls, IIRC. It’s been a few years since I was there.

    • Glad you enjoyed the post! I have visited Eighteen Foot Falls but need to re-visit when it isn’t raining to get better shots.


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