Potato River Falls Trail - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Difficulty: Easy

Potato River Falls Trail is located just southwest of Gurney in Wisconsin’s Iron County. This is a 0.8 mile (1.3 km) out and back trail that takes you to Upper and Lower Potato River Falls. The trail consists of stairs, boardwalks and viewing platforms.

Right next to the parking lot there is an observation deck that allows you to view Lower Potato Falls. This water fall is quite impressive with a height of 50 feet (15.4 m) tall and 100 feet (30.4 m) wide. The trail leads you to a set of stairs that leads you down into the gorge and to another observation platform. Taking the trail upstream you will reach Upper Potato Falls. This water fall has several drops going in different directions that make it a height of 40 feet (12 m). Another observation deck allows you a decent vantage point.

Rustic campsites and a picnic area are available. Leashed dogs allowed.

Travel directions: From Gurney head south from US-2 on Highway 169 for 2.8 miles (4.5 km). Turn west on Potato River Falls Road, continue for 1.5 miles (2.4 km).

For a full list of hiking trails visit the Lake Superior Hiking Trails Blog

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