Thursday, May 7, 2015

Video of Wisconsin’s Willow Falls

Among Wisconsin’s most impressive waterfalls is Willow Falls.

Located in Willow River State Park near the Minnesota border, the Willow River descends 45 feet over the falls. The main drop is about 15 feet high but more than a hundred feet wide.

A sandstone gorge nestles the falls beneath 200-foot high walls. Geologists estimate the rock at the bottom of the gorge is about 600 million years old and have found trilobite fossils in it.

Here’s a brief video showing Willow Falls:

A great trail to see the terraces from is the Willow Falls Hill (Gray) Trail. It runs 0.85-miles round trip on Willow Falls State Park’s eastern side.

Learn more about nearby day hiking trails in my Day Hiking Trails of St. Croix County guidebook.