Manitou Falls

Superior, Wisconsin

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Most will come to this state park to enjoy the view of the 165-foot-high Big Manitou Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi. But stay on the trail and it takes you along a scenic river and a lakeshore to get to Little Manitou Falls as well. Big Manitou Falls is more than just big; it is a giant. A vertical drop of 165 feet makes it Wisconsin’s highest and the fourth-tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Better yet, another waterfall, the state’s eighth highest at 31 feet, is 1.5 miles upstream on the Black River. Combining visits to both these falls with a hike along the park’s riverside paths makes a memorable outing.
Hiking Wisconsin

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Hiking Wisconsin

by Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)

Most will come to this state park to enjoy the view of the 165-foot-high Big Manitou Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi. But stay on the trail and it takes you along a scenic river and a lakeshore to get to Little Manitou Falls as well.

Big Manitou Falls is more than just big; it is a giant. A vertical drop of 165 feet makes it Wisconsin’s highest and the fourth-tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Better yet, another waterfall, the state’s eighth highest at 31 feet, is 1.5 miles upstream on the Black River. Combining visits to both these falls with a hike along the park’s riverside paths makes a memorable outing.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Superior
Distance: 4.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: May - October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pattison State Park, 6294 S. SR 35, Superior, 54880; (715) 399-3111; http:// dnr.wi.gov
Local Maps: USGS Sunnyside, Borea
Driving Directions: Directions to Manitou Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2007
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Special entry rate discount if you're "only" going to be in the park for an hour. We went in September and the flow was very low. Pretty area, though.



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