Morgan Falls / St Peters Dome

St Peter's Dome - Amazing view across the forest

One of the most popular destinations in the entire state (and for good reason) is a 2-for-1 waterfall and panoramic view found at Morgan Falls & St. Peter’s Dome.  I stopped here last year but it was still closed due to storm damage – this year everything has been restored. Several new wooden bridges at … Read more Morgan Falls / St Peters Dome

Second & Third Trestle Falls

Second Trestles 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 – … Read more Second & Third Trestle Falls

Spring Camp Falls

Spring Camp Falls - Main falls view

One of the more remote waterfalls in Wisconsin can be found in Iron County at Spring Camp Falls.  Forest roads will get you most of the way, but the final “Falls Road” is combination sand box, swimming pool, and rocky road only accessible by 4×4 or quads.  Black flies were swarming today so I opted … Read more Spring Camp Falls

Lost Lake Astrophotography

Lost Lake – Astrophotography in Tipler, Wisconsin

Sleep was paused for my final night at Lost Lake Campground in Tipler, Wisconsin.  Night skies were cooperative and outer space was revealing her secrets.  Views from the camp beach with a beer in hand – pretty hard to beat. While the naked-eye views were spectacular, sadly my camera shots were blocked by the wispy … Read more Lost Lake Astrophotography

Little Bull Falls (Florence, WI) [Failed]

Little Bull Falls Florence (Fail) - View from bridge at put-in

My second fail today at Little Bull Falls in Florence, Wisconsin was intentional but I still visited to scout for future expeditions.  This one is 100% impossible unless you have whitewater paddling skills. According to the maps I can find, this small parking area is the best put-in point for a run down the Popple … Read more Little Bull Falls (Florence, WI) [Failed]

Four Foot Falls

Four Foot Falls - Unique waterfall

Continuing down the Pike River our next stop is at Four Foot Falls.  The narrow entrance road is basically across the street from Carney Rapids and the parking area can be very soft & sandy.  You can get here in a normal car but something with high clearance isn’t a bad idea. The hike isn’t … Read more Four Foot Falls

Carney Rapids

Carney Rapids - View from above on the bridge

Very quick stop at Carney Rapids on the North Branch Pike River near Dunbar, Wisconsin.  It’s called a rapids but actually drops a few feet enough to call it a waterfall. Here’s the view from the road/bridge above – no hiking required, just park on the shoulder and walk a few steps.  Not much else … Read more Carney Rapids

LaSalle Falls

LaSalle Falls - Looking downstream over the main falls

LaSalle Falls is my next destination and is not far from the last stop at Washburn Falls.  Trail is very easy to find at a large parking area with well marked signs, maps, and even paper pamphlets. This area on the Pine-Popple Wild Rivers is managed by the Wisconsin DNR and is open for many … Read more LaSalle Falls

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls - View of main falls

Another unique waterfall in Marinette County is Horseshoe falls which is downstream from Twelve Foot Falls still on the Pike River.  Trail head is easy to find though it does require navigating some forest roads. The trail starts off in quite nice condition with a firm base of gravel.  You can see how green and … Read more Horseshoe Falls

Eighteenfoot Falls

Eighteen Foot Falls - View from the top

More falls in Marinette County but sadly this shortened due to rain.  Quick stop at Eighteen Foot Falls in Dunbar, Wisconsin.  Trail is only 300 yards but does include some short challenging rock sections. Second signpost at trail head warns of DANGEROUS OVERLOOK so naturally this one must be good. View at the top of … Read more Eighteenfoot Falls