The Best Hiking in Ironwood

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Top hiking spots in and near Ironwood

  • Bessemer, Michigan

    Hike to Gabbro Falls

    5.0
    1 mi
    Gabbro Falls is on the Black River and is as impressive waterfall.  This wild waterfall does not have any fences or barriers, so view with caution from above. Getting there, take Black Jack Road north. This road will take a sharp left turn and will go by the ski hill. Before you get to the ski hi...
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  • Bessemer, Michigan

    Explore Gabbro Falls

    Gabbro Falls is located just east of Blackjack Ski Resort in Bessemer, MI. There are two options for seeing the falls. First, you can continue through the resort parking lot, and continue up a service road. On the left, you see a small parking area. From the parking area, you can see a small hand...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Hike to Saxon Falls

    0.5 mi
    An unusual hike to see the falls, Saxon Falls sits next to a flowage station. On foot, follow the short, wooded hiking trail to the east of the parking area, which leads to the overlook location. For better viewing, continue down the path. The falls sports one of the deepest gorges in the region....
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Hike to Superior Falls

    0.5 mi / -100 ft gain
    Superior Falls sits right next to the Superior River, near the northern terminus of the Montreal River. The parking area for the falls is rather large, and there are porta-potties directly next to the parking area.  To see the lower region of the falls, you can hike down to the base of the river,...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Lower Potato Falls

    3.6
    0.48 mi / 207 ft gain
    Coming into the park off Hwy 169 in Gurney, WI, you will turn West onto Falls Rd. It is a gravel road that ends at a circular parking lot, complete with a pit toilet, picnic area, viewing areas, and trailheads. Starting at the trailhead labeled "Lower Potato Falls", you will descend a couple hun...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Upper Potato Falls

    0.28 mi / 85 ft gain
    You will turn off of Hwy 169 onto a gravel road, follow the road all the way to the end for the trail head. Please drive respectfully as people live on this road. Once you park, you will see multiple trails down to the river. Find the sign for Upper Falls and head that way. After .3 miles you wil...
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  • Saxon, Wisconsin

    Potato River Falls

    0.87 mi / 279 ft gain
    Potato River Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Saxon, Wisconsin.
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  • Marenisco, Michigan

    Wolf Mountain

    0.72 mi / 223 ft gain
    Wolf Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Wakefield, Michigan.
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Presque Isle River Waterfalls Loop

    1.54 mi / 171 ft gain
    Presque Isle River Waterfalls Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Wakefield, Michigan.
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Presque Isle Falls Loop

    1.28 mi / 194 ft gain
    Presque Isle Falls Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ironwood, Michigan.
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Hike the Presque Isle River Waterfall Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi
    This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which...
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  • Ironwood, Michigan

    Pinkerton Creek Trail

    4.81 mi / 240 ft gain
    Pinkerton Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Wakefield, Michigan.
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  • Marenisco, Michigan

    Hike to Yondota Falls

    0.5 mi
    Outside of Marenisco, MI, take Cty Rd 523 north of town. The trailhead is just north of the bridge over Presque Isle River, hidden away in the trees. We missed it our first pass over the bridge. Once at the trailhead, hike down roughly 0.25 to 0.5 miles to see the waterfalls to your left. There a...
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  • Mellen, Wisconsin

    North Country Scenic and Doughboy's Loop

    1.68 mi / 151 ft gain
    North Country Scenic and Doughboy's Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mellen, Wisconsin.
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  • Mellen, Wisconsin

    Hike to Copper Falls

    4.6
    2 mi / 85 ft gain
    Coming into the park on Hwy 169, you will turn west/northwest into the park entrance. After passing the Ranger's Station you will follow the road (passing camp areas and showers along the way) all the way to the main parking lot near a concessions building. *The handicap parking lot is a little f...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Little Carp, Beaver Creek, and South Mirror Lake Loop

    12.23 mi / 1214 ft gain
    Little Carp, Beaver Creek, and South Mirror Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near White Pine, Michigan.
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