Hike the Island at Amnicon Falls State Park

Wisconsin Amnicon Falls State Park

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Amnicon State Park is a small but scenic park, known for its many small waterfalls, rare cedar forests, and covered bridge. It's a great place for a picnic or an afternoon of hiking.

Amnicon Falls State Park, as its name suggests, has a waterfall as its central feature. Amnicon is a small and developed park and the biggest attraction is the covered bridge connecting the main park to a small river island.

Do the main loop trail beginning at the covered bridge. You'll be rewarded with great views of the cascades and craggy banks as well as open pine and cedar forests and unidentifiable ruins. This is what I would describe as a picnic park - go bring a lunch, hike a bit, play in the water if the river isn't too high, and don't feel the need to stay more than an hour or two. The highlights are worth visiting, but can be seen in a very short time.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Camera
  • Picnic
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1 Miles

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Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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about 2 months ago

Neat!

Not too many people this time of year, but can imagine it gets packed during the summer! Waterfalls look great when starting to melt out.

about 2 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome

Lots of falls and rapids to explore! Easily accessible.

8 months ago

about 1 year ago

Great falls and scenic walk!

We had a brief stopover here on a longer trip and thoroughly enjoyed it! Definitely can been seen in a short hour or so.

about 1 year ago

Added by Joe Whitson

Minnesota Native. Check me out on Instagram: @joewhitson and feel free to shoot me an email if you want to talk more about things to do in Minnesota: joekentwhitson@gmail.com

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