Hike the Island at Amnicon Falls State Park

Amnicon Falls State Park , South Range, Wisconsin, United States

  • Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    1 Miles

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Dog Friendly
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Family Friendly
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River
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Waterfall

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.

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You would never suspect such a stunning and powerful group of waterfalls would be so nearby the flat and mostly unassuming Highway 53 heading toward Superior, WI. But not far off the road is Amnicon Falls State Park which looks akin to the likes of Temperance River along MN's far north shore. It's short (you can see all it has to offer in about an hour) but it's gorgeous. My visit was noonish on a hot sunny summer weekend so it was busy but not packed. Bring a book and a picnic and spend some time here by the rushing waterfalls. My favorite was Snake Pit Falls, tucked in the back away from most of the visitors, like your own private oasis. The trail is mostly kid-friendly (not very stroller-friendly) but there are no barriers to prevent falling in so keep an eye on them. Easy leisurely hike around the falls.

8 months ago
8 months ago

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.

11 months ago
11 months ago

Lots of falls and rapids to explore! Easily accessible.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Joe Whitson Explorer

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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