Explore the most popular waterfall trails in Wisconsin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy trail, can go down around the falls beautiful hike

Beautiful! Very well maintained trails with informative signs. There is a wheel chair accessible portion that gives you great views of the falls or you can continue on a loop that allows views of al the Falls. Be aware there are a lot of steps.

Beautiful trail with some decent uphill treks and changes in the flora and fauna depending on how high up you go. Great informative signs and easy trail to follow. Encountered several downed trees 2 of which my husband cleared enough for us to continue on the path! Worth the extra effort!

hiking
12 days ago

13 days ago

Can’t get enough of this trail.

I really liked this trail a lot. It is a pretty easy trail with an awesome view at the end. my dog and I really enjoyed it. We will for sure be back to hike it again!

hiking
14 days ago

Really great, easy hike through the woods. Beautiful all the way through and the views of Superior at the end are amazing! Perfect for a quick trek.

Love it here. Easy, quiet getaway.

Great hike, awesome views!

on Potato River Falls

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful area, river and falls worth seeing. It’s not much of a hike except when going off trail to get to the waters edge (requires minimal climbing on the upper Falls trail to the water).
Be prepared for stair steps- there are about 150 on the upper Falls trail and similar on the lower.

If your kayak trip gets canceled or postponed, this a good hike even in the rain!

I’m gonna argue with the easy rating -those steps are rough! But a fun quick hike. Def busy

easy path with some excitement stomping through the creek.

Disappointing and crowded

Did the Lost Canyon Trail which was nice but not very challenging. There’s a ravine portion with lots of boulders which was both beautiful and fun. A couple miles in, I ran into an angry black bear on the trail about 100 feet in front of me. After making myself look Big, etc. he wouldn’t budge. When he started posturing and “yelling” at me I conceded and backed slowly out of his space. Told rangers at the park office who weren’t at all impressed as there are several black bears (and wildcats!) living in the park. Just b aware and enjoy yourself.

Fun park, nice amenities, people were swimming in the waterfall

Easy little hike for the family! Very pretty and well maintained!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views from the bottom of the falls but difficult to understand where the trail is supposed to be. Lots of places to explore though!!

Pretty but not worth the drive

hiking
1 month ago

Went early enough in the morning that it wasn’t crowded. I really enjoyed the trail but wasn’t able to complete the entire loop because of a Bear encounter. A Black bear came out of the woods onto the trail about 100 feet in front of me grunting (with a little bit of growling) and posturing. Scared the daylights out of me but i knew what to do and all was well. VERY awesome experience!

great hike. ....☺

hiking
1 month ago

my favorite trail. I live in the area and always love going to this trail. its busy but worth it. wish people would stay off the waterfall (as there is a sign that says u can't go on it) so it can be there years from now

Beautiful waterfall!

Great hike-go past the bowls to see the rest of the coastline-out and back 5 miles!

Cool, bring your walking stick for your old knees

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful! Just a little shorter hike than anticipated and was hoping for something more challenging. Great for a family outing or just to escape to a quiet beautiful place. Bring your swimsuit - you can cool off in the falls or in a couple quiet spots along the river. I’ll be going back for sure!

hiking
1 month ago

Manitou Falls was beautiful, however we could not walk the trail according to park staff due to washouts from high water. Only reason I have 3 stars is we went down to the lower falls and were able to hike around a bit. With a 4, 6, 8 year old we couldn’t stray from the path too much but it wasn’t even a mile worth of walking. Still a pretty area with the falls.

My family and I hiked on the Thimbleberry Trail on a Monday afternoon. My 3 kids are ages 4, 6 and 8. They loved the different bridges and they felt as if they were on a mission to find the different signs. We stopped and threw rocks in old quarry and at the river bottom to play in the sand a bit since water was low. We stopped at the falls earlier which was a bit busier with people but shared this trail with no one. I’d say we were on it for more than an hour by ourselves with our stops. Great fun and we’ll try to return. PS, there is a rope tied to a tree in the old quarry, I bet it’s a blast but we didn’t have swimming suits along.

hiking
1 month ago

Great multi-generational hike, plus our dog was in his element. Easy-moderate hike. Very lovely falls and forest.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy access trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

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