I visited Horseshoe Falls over three years ago, and so some of the details seem a little bit fuzzy. And yet there’s one thing I do seem to remember…these falls seem very remote. Maybe not the remotest set of falls I’ve ever driven too, but there is a lot of dirt road driving involved to see the falls. Luckily these back roads in good enough condition, and wide enough too, that I really didn’t have to many worries. It just seems like it takes a while to get to the falls.
Horseshoe Falls is not too far south from Eight-Foot Falls, Twelve-Foot Falls, and Eighteen-Foot Falls, all of which don’t seem nearly as tall as suggested. Horseshoe Falls is not particularly tall, maybe 3-4′. And yet at least it does have a general horseshoe shape, at least if you use imagination! I’m not sure I would spend any significant time going to visit just this waterfall, but since it’s in the same vicinity as the three other falls, it’s not a bad choice…And it does seem to be just a little bit more peaceful and private than the other falls.
- From US-141 in Wisconsin in Marinette County, take a left on Beecher Lake Road.
- Turn on Smeester School Road.
- Turn left on Trout Haven Road.
- Turn LEFT onto Twelve Foot Falls Road (which Google Maps also calls Smiley Road).
- Turn left onto County Road 510 and drive for about 0.5 miles to the signed parking area on your left.
- There is just a short hike to the falls once you arrive at the parking area.
Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip
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