December Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - December Falls

Ironically the terrible rainy weather created perfect conditions to visit an ephemeral waterfall called December Falls (sometimes referred to as Roznos Falls). I visited on both Saturday & Sunday and as you can see 1 inch of rain makes a big difference. To find the falls, hike north on the Ice Age Trail / East … Read more

East Bluff Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - East Bluff Falls

Weather forecasts today were calling for 100% guaranteed rain all day with accumulation around 1″ so naturally I thought it would be perfect to explore Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Turns out this was a great strategy as the usual massive summertime crowds were nowhere to be found. Hiking conditions were less than … Read more

Kinnikinnic State Park

Kinnikinnic State Park - Scenic Overlook of Kinnikinnic River Delta into St Croix River

More intermittent rain today but not enough precipitation to stop my plans. Next up was some hiking at Kinnikinnic State Park in River Falls, Wisconsin. To be honest I didn’t know much about this park before visiting but afterwards it’s easy to see why it’s a special place. From the far west parking area I … Read more

Duncan Creek Rapids

Duncan Creek Rapids - Upstream view from bridge at Columbia Street

Another quick stop in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin at Duncan Creek Rapids. This one is very easy to access right from the bridge on Columbia Street just off WI-124.  The downstream views aren’t very exciting but there are smaller riffles for quite some distance. Upstream of the bridge is the real feature – several substantial rapids … Read more

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

Tyler Forks Dells [Failed]

Tyler Forks Dells Falls [Failed]

Attempted Tyler Forks Dells Falls but failed with a capital F.  I did reach the parking area at the end of Moore Park Road but from there it kind of sputtered out.  Bushwhacking looked like one heck of a chore in July’s dense brush.  Temps were still around 90°F today and none of this looked … Read more

Dave’s Falls

Dave’s Falls – Main view of falls

Rain has been on & off all day but that won’t stop the waterfall train a rollin’.  Next stop is at Dave’s Falls County Park – a place I hadn’t researched much and wasn’t sure what to expect. A memorial tombstone is just off the parking lot.  Appears the park is named for Dave Frechette, … Read more

Bull Falls (Amberg)

Bull Falls (Amberg)

Bull Falls in Amberg, Wisconsin is yet another amazing sight to behold in Marinette County.  The trail to the falls is almost unrecognizable in the overgrown grass and brush, but following a path to the left of huge power poles will get you there. Views upstream of the falls at a distance are surprisingly mild.  … Read more

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

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