Hiking at Copper Falls

Hiking at Copper Falls is a great way to spend the weekend.  After arriving at Copper Falls Wisconsin State Park on Saturday afternoon, we set up camp and hiked the Doughboys’ Trail. 

On Sunday morning we were up at the crack of dawn, not moving very quickly, but up none the less.  We brought our jet boil along so that we could make a quick and easy breakfast of oatmeal.  I usually enjoy making a large breakfast when car camping, however since this was a last minute overnight trip, we wanted to keep the packing to a minimum.

Copper Falls WI State Park Red Grainite Falls TrailAfter breakfast we decided to head over to the Red Granite Falls Trail, in hopes of having the rock hopping to ourselves, we were not disappointed.

Copper Falls WI State Park Granite Falls Trail 2

We got on the trail about 9am, it was spectacular, we only saw two other people the entire time we were exploring.

Hiking to the falls in the morning as the sun was shining through the trees made the forest and trail a remarkably beautiful site, I couldn’t ask for a better morning.

Red Granite Falls

We had spoken to a Park Ranger in the past to make sure it was okay to explore off the Red Granite Falls Trail.  But I wanted to confirm again this time because I know this part of Wisconsin had flooding during the month of June and I thought that perhaps the policies had changed.

I was delighted when the Ranger informed us not only was it okay to explore off the Red Granite Trail it was encouraged.  She grabbed one of the park maps and marked a couple of points of interest to keep an eye out for while we were hiking.

Copper Falls WI State Park Red Granite Falls

There is so much to fun to be had while hiking at Copper Falls but one of my absolute favorites is rock hopping around Red Granite Falls.

It is okay to bring your dogs on this trail which is great exercise and fun for them as well.

Copper Falls WI State Park Red Granite Trail

This week’s Ranger Point is at Red Granite Falls.  

Copper Falls WI State Park Beach

On a warm day after such a glorious hike, you can cool down by taking a swim in Loon Lake, or just sit on the beach and enjoy the view.

We have camped at Copper Falls many times over the years.

We have stayed at the backpacking site with friends and it rained the whole time we were there, but I still had a blast.  We have stayed in the tent campsites with our daughters and our dogs and enjoyed quality family time around the campfire.  Now we have stayed at one of the RV sites and one thing I am certain of is that Copper Falls is one of my favorite State Parks.

When spending time outdoors always be respectful of nature, use common sense and please follow any posted rules.

Always give more than you take and leave no trace. 

Thank you for reading!  Have a great day!!

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  1. Looks beautiful – All your lovely posts make me feel like I need to visit Wisconsin more often. I’ve been to central Wisconsin several times for fishing but that’s about it. So pretty in the fall.


  2. Looks like a great spot for a weekend adventure. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.


    1. Copper Falls is one of my favorite places in Wisconsin, so much to see and do. Thank you for reading. Have a great day!


      1. Thanks for posting and sharing!


  3. Looks like a nice area (and day) for a hike. Rock hopping around Red Granite Falls sounds fun!


    1. It was a wonderful day, weather and location.


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