Houghton Falls Trail is located just north of Washburn in Wisconsin’s Bayfield County. This is a 1.3 mile (2.1 km) out and back trail within the 76 acre Houghton Falls Natural Area. The trail takes you into the woods to the falls and continues to the Lake Superior shoreline with views of the Apostle Islands. The spring season or after a heavy rain is the best time to visit this low flow falls. Though even if the water isn’t flowing, the scenic dells area and sandstone gorge is definitely worth the stop. Please note that the gate in the parking area will lock automatically at the posted closing time.
Leashed dogs allowed.
Travel directions: Go north of Washburn on Hwy 13 for about a mile. Take a right on to Houghton Falls Road. Continue for a half mile to the Houghton Falls State Natural Area parking lot.
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