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Hike to Willow Falls

Hudson, Wisconsin

4.2/5
based on 13 reviews

Details

Distance

3 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Allison Herreid

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.

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Features

Hiking
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

We packed up the family and went for a hike at Willow Falls and had an amazing time. This is a great family area for all ages.

Great morning hike down the hill to the falls. Only disappointment was there was a lot of trash on the ground

Really beautiful, the only bad thing was there were soooo many people. The hike back from the falls was all uphill and surely a work out so be prepared!

Went here by fluke when traveling home from Minnesota to Chicago. Dead of winter -6° outside. Best experience ever, winter needs to be added to this. As cold as it was, beautifully marked trails, a rushing (yet frozen) waterfall, streaming rivers, and a community of other hikers, snowshoers, & sightseers that was well worth the layers of clothing and gear I had to wear.

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

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

Leave No Trace

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