We've got them in abundance. As our rivers race northward toward Lake Superior, more than 30 cascades surround the Hurley Area. Here we'll share a look at a dozen with public access in Iron County. Yet there are even more in every direction, particularly on the Black River Scenic Byway, which begins in the neighboring upper peninsula, about five miles from Hurley. Whether you come to simply look, take pictures, enjoy nature's beauty, or find the vitalized mist rising from a waterfall, where micro molecules maximally absorb atmospheric oxygen to be healthful refresher, we welcome you.
There are 377,900 acres of forest land in Iron County - 79.8% of the land. The Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest is in the southern part of the county. In addition to our own forest lands, the Hurley area is flanked by the Chequamegon National Forest and Apostle Island National Lake Shore to the west and the Ottawa National Forest and the Porcupine Mountain State Wilderness to the east, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Surrounded by more than a million acres of private, county, state and national forests makes Hurley your perfect headquarters when planning a wilderness adventure.
Start your ATV or UTV and prepare for an exhilarating journey on some of Wisconsin's awesome trails. Trails are open all year long. With plenty of sights to see like Lake Superior or the secluded Spring Camp Falls, there is no running short of excitement. There are 200 miles of electrifying trails ready for you to explore and enjoy!!
Before you hit the gas, make sure you have a trail pass! The new registration and trail pass law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Starting this winter you will be required to have a trail pass sticker to operate on Wisconsin snowmobile trails and corridors. The trail pass will not be needed if you operate on your own private property or on frozen water. The annual trail pass will need to be purchased separately from your registration and expires each year on June 30. For more information on trail passes visit www.dnr.wi.gov