Big Manitou Falls and Manitou Falls Trail is located about 13 miles (20.9 km) south of Superior in Wisconsin’s Douglas County. This is a 4 mile (6.4 km) loop trail within Pattison State Park. This trail takes you around Black River from Big Manitou Falls and continues to Little Manitou Falls. Leashed dogs allowed.
Big Manitou Falls is the highest waterfall in Wisconsin at 165 feet (50.2 m) tall flowing into the Black River. It is easily accessible and close to the parking lot. There are multiple lookout spots along the way to view Big Manitou Falls. The trail then leads upstream along the river to Little Manitou Falls. This scenic waterfall cascades 30 feet (9.1 m ) into the Black River and is split in two separated drops.
If time is a factor, there is parking available that is close to each of the waterfalls and you can avoid the hike.
Travel directions: In downtown Superior – from Belknap Street, go south on Tower Ave. for 13 miles (20.9 km). The park’s main entrance is on the left. The trail begins just past the Visitor Center.
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