This is absolutely beautiful state park, My family was incredibly impress. The scenery was great, the trails are well maintained, We didn’t see any bugs or mosquitoes. The trees were already changing colors,. We decided to take a trail that will lead us to the waterfalls because we didn’t have enough time to waste as we were road tripping. Its usually easy for us to figure out trails and decide how long we wanna hike, so we parked and I strapped my baby on my back while Bryce was changing to hiking gear, it was pretty warm and I was worried as always if the trail was shaded.
Copper Falls Trail Loop is a 1.7 miles loop trail ,features a waterfall ,family friendly and dogs must be leashed, We talked to the lady at the office station who told us how gorgeous this trails was and it might take us an hour or longer to complete, but we planned to hike 1.7 for 40 minutes at least. This was the first part of the trail and I knew right there that this is goin to be a fun hike.
Hell yeah we love hiking and jumping for joy. This trail so far is gorgeous, boardwalks, bridges, the sounds of the waterfalls,friendly people, fall colors. This trail is easy to walk along while most people and kids will find the same with the slate steps.
we were hiking as fast as we can and we were taking is as much as we can.
This Area right here got me emotional we spend some time here, this is the most beautiful waterfall so far in Wisconsin.
This was the highlight of our family vacation because this was not planned but we decided to stop and explore and it was amazing, this is the real life of an adventure, we go with the flow.
I’m raising this little girl to love and respect nature, she loves waterfalls and spending time outdoors with her parents, she wasn’t feeling well in this trip but she didn’t hold back, she got up every morning with a brave face.
This was a must see, where two rivers got together to form one and how glacier moved the rocks to form this. Great place to take a hike or have a picnic …..or both. We took the 1.7 miles hike around the falls, which provided beautiful views of several different areas of the falls, some more dramatic with water rushing over the rocks.
We end up finishing a hike within 40 minutes with a running toddlers, yes she wanted to hike after we stopped at the waterfall.Its not easy to get lost you just follow the trail along and you will make it back to the beginning of the trailhead before you know it.
if you are interested to read more about the history of the copper falls here is the link :http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/copperfalls/history.html
How to get here: Directions
Copper Falls is about two miles northeast of Mellen in Ashland County. Take State Highway 13 to the north side of Mellen and turn (northeast) on State Highway 169. Go about 1.8 miles. The park entrance will be on your left. Geographic coordinates are 46° 20′ 51.8″ N, 90° 38′ 34.0″ W.
Fees:Vehicle admission sticker is required.
Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System.
Hunting and fishing licenses apply.
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