dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Morgan falls is nice and short hike. FYI this trail is currently closed due to road wash out. A lot of people park at the road close sign and walk the 1.3 mile down the road to the trail. St. Peter's Dome isn't worth the 3.7 miles around trip hike unless the fall colors have changed fully. It's a nice view across the valley but the path is pretty rocky. About 2 hour hike around trip from the road.
The mosquitoes were the worst I ever encountered. I couldn't stop for a picture without being swarmed. Regardless the hikes were visually interesting and alot of history with the indian mounds. Several wet weather waterfalls and bluff caves.
First of all, the trail is closed Nov. 15--March 31 to protect nesting eagles so plan your visit accordingly. The dirt road leading to the trail head is in good shape with only a few potholes, should not be a problem for any vehicles. The short trail circles around Ferry bluff and climbs moderately to Cactus bluff. This stretch is exceptionally constructed and maintained. At Cactus bluff there are 9 signs with good information arranged in half a circle. To see the views you'll need to go beyond the signs and come near sheer cliff drop. Use extreme caution here, a fall can be fatal. The view of Wisconsin river and surrounding rolling hills is spectacular, and this is a descent hike by itself. For the more adventurous, however, go back behind the signs and just as the short boardwalk ends take the boot trail up the ridge. This is a more strenuous trail with a short climb, some fallen trees to navigate, and tons of mosquitos. No eagles today. The trail is not marked but quite obvious. It rises to the top of the bluffs, and circles east to arrive at the tip of Ferry bluff. You will be rewarded with an exceptional view. The Cactus bluff view point is far below you to the west. You now have a much better, commanding view of the river. Enjoy cranes and geese flying below on the river. Turn back and backtrack the trail to return. Beware of mosquitos: I was severely mauled by them despite constantly showering myself with bug spray!
Dont miss the cave tours!! Excellent. Give this park a little break, its currently being rehabed after tornadoes whipped through and tore it to shreds. Worth the stop and hike!! Fresh spring water, caving, hiking, on a river, lots of picture opportunities! -La Nua Photography