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Houghton Falls Nature Preserve

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Chequamegon Bay, Washburn, WI
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Relatively Short Hike for a Great View of Lake Superior

The entire trail is a bit of a hidden gem. The path is well maintained, the scenic beauty is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

A totally unassuming entrance, with a gravel parking lot. The trail started mild, going over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Chequamegon Bay, Washburn, WI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire trail is a bit of a hidden gem. The path is well maintained, the scenic beauty is fantastic and the reward at the end is quite impressive. The only downside is the posting along the path, in not so many words, reminding us...More

Thank pirminator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A totally unassuming entrance, with a gravel parking lot. The trail started mild, going over boardwalks through a mushy area in a thick woods. The woods just kept getting prettier and then the gorge started. Really cool going along the trail. The walk just kept...More

Thank spoerjm1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! So unexpected to see this deep gorge near the lake. Unfortunately there was so little water that there was not a waterfall but it was still breathtaking and not to be missed!

Thank RonandJoan
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A short distance out of town, north of Washburn. There's a parking lot and trail head making it super easy to access this trail. Be careful during ice season! The water falls are awesome, and the sand stone cliffs overlooking Lake Superior are spectacular. Totally...More

Thank BizyDoesIt
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice, shorter hike in the woods down to the lake. Cool little river cuts into the various rock making the river place meander and exposes variations in the rock layers. Out and back hike with great views on lake superior as a half-way treat.

Thank dogsInTheWoods
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Despite the fact that the storms have produced a lot of rain, the falls was fairly dry. The trail was nice, not a difficult walk for families. The end of the trail it was right at a bay of Lake Superior so that part was...More

Thank chiefbluehawk
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I used to walk this path "back in the day" when it was just a muddy trail used by Northland College Students. Now, the trail and some of the surrounding land is cared for by the Bayfield Regional Conservancy who has done an incredible job...More

Thank Sadie B
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great easy hike through wonderful northern Wisconsin woodlands, this is a hike for the entire family. Loved the waterfall at the end and the interesting and varied plant life along the way. There were tons of wildflowers in early August.

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

After hiking and no falls asked locals. They chuckled, this is an overflow fall that requires a lot of rain to see any waterfalls.

Thank ubuibi
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very nice Walk about a half mile each way, board walks and trails, gorge, rock formations and ends at the water. Very nice, and there were not very many people there when we went in July.

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