Tyler Fork Cascades, Wisconsin

Directly above the very beautiful Brownstone Falls is a set of cascades, Tyler Fork Cascades, that are also very beautiful. Tyler Fork Cascades are found in Copper Falls State Park, and are probably the easiest off the waterfalls to miss, simply because there not as large. There is actually a better viewpoint for the cascades than there is for Copper Falls, though, which I think is rather intriguing.

The cascades should be visited while you’re doing the circle loop that passes by Copper Falls, Brownstone Falls, and these cascades. The hike is rather simple and extremely enjoyable.


  1. From WI-13 heading north, go to Mellen.
  2. Turn onto WI-169. Go about 1.8 miles north.
  3. Turn left to the entrance to the state park. If you do not have an annual Wisconsin State Parks tag, pay the fee.
  4. Keep heading down the road to the parking area. There will be a little park and a food pavilion.
  5. Start your hike by crossing the bridge across the Bad River. You will come to Copper Falls first, and then Brownstone Falls will be the next on the trail. You can continue on the 1.5 mile round-trip trail to see Tylers Fork Cascades.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Height: 12′
Length of Hike: 1.7 miles round-trip (to see three falls)

Tyler Fork Cascades in June 2009

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