Friday, October 5, 2012

Siskiwit Falls - Wisconsin

Siskiwit River
Cornucopia, WI

The Siskiwit River makes a series of beautiful drops on both sides of a road named for its falls just outside the town of Cornucopia. The falls are classified as slide falls, as the river thinly drops over sections of rock up to 20 feet in length upstream and downstream of the bridge. The falls shown above are below the bridge, closer to Lake Superior. Here is a close view of the upstream falls:
The trails in this heavily forested area are narrow, thickly overgrown and would be considerably harder to traverse after recent rain. We saw several signs of wildlife in the area, most notably this snapping turtle hiding near a log by the upper slide:
This is a great place to spend some time and really take in the "waterfall experience." You're never more than a quarter mile from the road, and never out of sight of the river. With its many drops and slides, it is a great location for photography.

Getting there: From Highway 13 along the Superior shore of WI, take County Rd C south to Siskiwit Falls Rd., turn left and watch for a bridge (the road is not very long and this is the only bridge) - park on the side of the road near here and look for trails on both sides of the road, as well as both banks of the river.

Overall: Good
Hike: Moderate

A big thanks to Pat Lisi's book, my first info on the falls was found here:

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