Copper Falls State Park - Cascades Trail

Mellen, Wisconsin

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The trail to the falls rolls through a dense forest of hemlock, sugar maple, and birch. Fragrant cedar trees appear as you enjoy an easy, gradual 300-yard run down to the gorge. A few dozen yards north of the trail, an observation platform offers a great view of the Brownstone Falls as it drops 30 feet into a deep gorge. The reddish, sharply fractured rock is hardened lava that once flowed up from fissures in the earth’s crust. A short distance beyond the falls, a bridge across Tyler Forks affords a view of the Cascades upstream. Held tightly in winter’s grip, these rapids are mounded with snow. Here and there, open swirling pools dot the snow- and ice-covered scene. Surface quality: Groomed, single tracked. Fees: yes.
Winter Trails: Wisconsin

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Winter Trails: Wisconsin

by Phil Van Valkenberg (The Globe Pequot Press)

The trail to the falls rolls through a dense forest of hemlock, sugar maple, and birch. Fragrant cedar trees appear as you enjoy an easy, gradual 300-yard run down to the gorge. A few dozen yards north of the trail, an observation platform offers a great view of the Brownstone Falls as it drops 30 feet into a deep gorge.

The reddish, sharply fractured rock is hardened lava that once flowed up from fissures in the earth’s crust. A short distance beyond the falls, a bridge across Tyler Forks affords a view of the Cascades upstream. Held tightly in winter’s grip, these rapids are mounded with snow. Here and there, open swirling pools dot the snow- and ice-covered scene. Surface quality: Groomed, single tracked. Fees: yes.

©  Phil Van Valkenberg/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Mellen
Distance: 3.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day use
Trailhead Elevation: 1,120 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Copper Falls State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Copper Falls State Park - Cascades Trail

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