Red Granite Falls

July 2004

State: Wisconsin

Location: Copper Falls State Park, near Mellen

Height: 20?

Crest: varies

Water Source: Bad River

Waypoint: 46.347N 90.662W

Summary: This is really a set of rapids instead of a waterfall. It is in Copper Falls State Park. If after visiting Copper Falls and Brownstone Fall you are looking for a nice hike and a chance to walk around on some rocks, go visit the Red Granite Falls area.

Red Granite Falls is located in Wisconsin's Copper Falls State Park. This is better described as a set of rapids instead of a waterfall. Here the Bad River tumbles over and through a large number of rocks.

The area is a mile or so upstream of the much more scenic Copper Falls and Brownstone Falls. The one big advantage Red Granite Falls has over the others is that there are no fences here, and you can easily get out on the rocks amidst the rapids.

After you enter the park, take the first left on the road to Loon Lake. The trail to the fall is a 2.5 mile round trip through woods. There are a few ups and downs, but it is mostly level. The area is clearly marked on the park map.

[Lake Superior] [Ashland & Iron Counties] Nearby Falls

There are a lot of waterfalls in this area. Brownstone Falls and Copper Falls are both in the park. Morgan Falls and Potato Falls are both within 20 miles. Superior Falls is about 40 miles away.

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