North WI Hiking

Hiking at Copper Falls

Copper falls
Hiking at Copper Falls:

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.  We were not moving very quickly, but we were 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 Trail

After breakfast, we decided to head over to the Red Granite Falls Trail, in hopes of having the rock hopping to ourselves.

Copper Falls WI State Park Granite Falls Trail 2

We got on the trail about 9 am.   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.  I know this part of Wisconsin had flooding during 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 a while we were hiking.

Copper Falls WI State Park Red Granite Falls

I always have such a great time 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 an excellent exercise and fun for them as well.

Copper Falls WI State Park Red Granite Trail

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 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.  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 sure of is that Copper Falls is one of my favorite State Parks.

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External Links:


Park Map

Map & Directions to State Park

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. 

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