Saxon Falls in the Spring

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.

Superior Falls on the Montreal River near Lake Superior cascades 90 feet.  Take Hwy 122 North of Hwy 2 approximately 4.2 miles.  Continue another 1/2 mile, then turn left on a gravel road.  A parking area is available.

Potato River Falls is located in the Gurney area.  Head south from US 2 on Hwy 169.  2.8 miles (through Town of Gurney).  Turn west on Potato River Falls Road, continue for 1.5 miles.  Town park with rustic campsites available.

Peterson Falls on the East Branch of the Montreal River, Hurley area.  Take US 2 west of Hurley for .6 miles to Center Drive.  Continue for a mile and park at small turnaround.  Follow foot path located on north side of parking area.  1/4 mile walk to falls.

Foster Falls on the Potato River, north of Upson.  North from Upson on Hwy 122 for 5 miles.  Turn west on Sullivan Road and proceed 2 miles to the river and falls.

Upson Falls on the Potato River, Upson area.   Take Hwy 77 west from Hurley into Upson.  Turn north at Upson Town Park sign, then left at end of street.  After crossing the river, turn left into Upson Town Park.  Camping and picnic area available.

Spring Camp Falls  located on the West Branch of the Montreal River.  Heading south from Hurley on Hwy 51, travel 4 1/2 miles.  Turn west on County Hwy C.  About 1 1/2 miles west, the county road turns sharply north.  Continue straight on Island Lake Rd.  In about a mile turn south, following East Branch Rd. about another 3 miles.  When East Branch forks, continue right about 1 mile.  Follow rustic path signs.

Rouse Falls travel west from Upson about 2 1/2 miles on Hwy 77.  Take a right on Casey Sag Rd.  Rustic trail is one mile north on the right side.  It is about a 3/4 mile hike.

Wren Falls located on the Tyler Forks River about 5 1/2 miles south of US 2 of Hwy 169.  Go east on Vogues Rd.  Follow the gravel road for 3 1/2 miles until a hairpin turn.  Take the center road for about 1 mile where the road forks.  Hike up the hill to a primitive campsite above the north side the falls.

Kimball Falls located on the West Branch of the Montreal River, Hurley area.  West out of Hurley on US 2 for 3 miles, turn south on Park Road and continue .2 miles.  Turn west on Town Park Road.


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