Kimball Falls, Wisconsin

Kimball Falls is not a particularly large waterfall, and I’m not really sure whether I would go and search for it if there weren’t a number of other really great waterfalls nearby. It is found between Ironwood/Hurley and Saxon. In that stretch, you’ve got Interstate, Peterson, Saxon, and Superior Falls, all of which are more interesting. Along the way, though, you’ll pass this small falls, and it’s very easy to stop and view them.

The falls are found at the Kimball Falls park, which is a very nice park. If I lived in the area, I’d visit it frequently. When we visited in October, the fall colors were absolutely spectacular that year, and so the trees were ablaze in reds, oranges, and yellows. It had also rained significantly in the past few days, making Kimball Falls seem at least a little bit more powerful.


  1. As you’re heading west on US-2 from Ironwood, you’ll find the park in between Interstate/Peterson Falls and Saxon/Superior Falls. Heading west, the road to the falls will be on your left.
  2. The name of the road is logically Park Road. Turn left onto Park Road, and there should be a sign indicating the way to Kimball Falls.
  3. Turn right on Town Park Drive and cross the bridge, which is crossing the river the falls are on.
  4. Park wherever parking is available. At the time we showed up, I do not think we were able to park in the park itself, but there was parking nearby. The falls are very obvious from the bridge crossing right over them. Take some time to explore the park itself. If I remember correctly, there was a trail that led I know not where, but it looked like it could be fun to explore.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 10′
Length of Hike: negligible

Kimball Falls in October 2010

Where in the World is Kimball Falls?


Saxon Falls, Wisconsin/Michigan

Saxon Falls is an intriguing waterfall. First, the waterfall is on the Michigan/Wisconsin border on the Montreal River. I viewed it from the Wisconsin side, but it may be easier to view it from Michigan. Second, I’m curious what the whole waterfall looks like. The bottom portion is hidden from view by trees. If it could be seen in it’s entirety, it would probably be surprising, since I’m guessing there’s an unseen 50+ foot drop.

The hike to the falls from the power dam is short, but does climb over some steep terrain. Be careful! There might be a way to view the whole falls, but I’m guessing that it would involve some steep cliffs and may even be illegal.


  1. From US-2 in Wisconsin, turn north onto WI County Road B. Go for 2.5 miles.
  2. Continue straight on. Do not turn left onto County Road B. There is a sign indicating that you are heading toward Saxon Falls/Dam.
  3. Park in the parking lot near the power house.
  4. The trail will be to the right of the power house. Follow the unmarked but clearly trodden trail.

Accesibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 60′
Length of Hike: 0.7 miles round-trip

Saxon Falls in August 2008

Where in the World is Saxon Falls?