Hike to Willow Falls

Wisconsin Willow Falls

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A scenic loop with waterfalls and lakeside views. You will see some wildlife and wildflowers.

This trip through Willow River State Park shows off beautiful views of Little Falls Lake and Willow River on your way to the falls. In the spring, wildflowers won't disappoint. An overall scenic and rewarding hike.

Pack List

  • Walking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

3 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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5 days ago

Awesome waterfall!

A cool little spot. Easy access from the parking lot and the hike was pretty short. Definitely worth the stop

5 days ago

27 days ago

Beautiful Falls

I visited at the end of Winter and the falls and trials still had a bit of ice on them. It was still very beautiful. I returned in the Spring and it was sort of crowded on the trail but it did not take away from the parks allure. It's a great trail for a family or small children no matter where you are in the park to start your trek to the falls.

27 days ago

3 months ago

Willow River State Park

Not bad, the waterfall was beautiful! However, we went the "Lake" to walk along it and apparently it had been drained so there is only a small river at this point.

3 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful Falls

There is also sport climbing in a cave right next to the falls.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Falls Worth the Hike

We came in from the River Road trailhead because the other lots were full. Beautiful stepped falls made it worthwhile. The falls were pretty crowded (Labor Day weekend).

10 months ago

11 months ago

Good, casual afternoon

I hiked from the waterfall parking lot to the waterfall and it was a pleasant time. The paved path is pretty steep but not too difficult and the waterfall is absolutely worth it. Take your lunch and enjoy the cool water running over your feet while taking in the rushing water. It's a bit crowded on the weekends but still enjoyable, especially if you can find your own spot in the shade.

11 months ago

about 1 year ago

Great Walking Trails And Waterfall Fun

Beautiful views on all of the walking trails. Playing in the waterfall was a blast too.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

I Loved It!

Great place to just sit and enjoy the falls! I didn't do much hiking but great area to picnic at and share laughter! It was great little winter trip this year!

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Tip

If you're are trying to fill the day and don't mind a short hike try driving to the very end of the park to the broken down dam. Then hike along the river for a couple miles until you have to get back onto the trail. Once you're back on the trail you're pretty much at the falls. Don't be confused by the map! There is no longer a lake. I did this hike in both the fall and winter. Obviously be careful by the water. Personally I thought the falls were much cooler in the winter when they were almost frozen over! When I went the first time in the fall my friends and I hung hammocks under the bridge and were able to go under the fall. Definitely worth a trip.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Beautiful!

My husband and I found this gem of a park while looking for places to take our engagement photos. The falls are a beautiful backdrop for pictures, as well as a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. A great place to visit in the fall with the changing of the leaves!

over 1 year ago

Added by Allison Herreid

Recent college grad with a passion for photography, the environment, and exploring the outdoors. Instagram: @allisonherreid

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