Smalley Falls, Wisconsin

Smalley Falls in June 2009

For some reason, I can’t remember everything I would normally say about Smalley Falls. Was it hard to get to? I don’t remember! But if I don’t remember, it must not have been that hard. Otherwise I’d remember it!

What I do remember is that Smalley Falls is a waterfall that can be somewhat difficult to view. There are multiple drops that cannot be viewed simultaneously, at least not easily. The photo included here just indicates the largest drop that could be photographed. It’s a pretty waterfall, but the nearby Long Slide Falls is just more interesting. I think they’re on the same river. Check out both of them, though, since they’re so close to each other.

Directions:

  1. From US-41 north of Pembine, turn onto Morgan Park Road. There will be signs indicating a “Waterfall Tour”.
  2. Drive down Morgan Park Road to the sign for Smalley Falls. Turn right and go to the parking area for the falls.
  3. The path to the falls is pretty obvious.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Height: 10′
Length of Hike: 1 mile round-trip

Where in the World is Smalley Falls?

Long Slide Falls, Wisconsin

Long Slide Falls in June 2009

If you’re going to check out one waterfall in Wisconsin’s Marinette County (the “Waterfall Capital of Wisconsin”), check out Long Slide Falls. I believe this is the tallest of the falls in the county, dwarfing the others with an estimated height of 50′.

While it is very easy to find and drive to, taking a photo from the base is not exactly a simple task. In order to get to the base, you’ve got to descend about 30-40′, and there’s no semi-level trail. When I got down to the base, and looked back up, I realized how steep the climb down was.

Directions:

  1. From US-41 north of Pembine, turn onto Morgan Park Road. There will be signs indicating a “Waterfall Tour”.
  2. Drive down Morgan Park Road to the sign for Long Slide Falls. You will have passed the entrance to Smalley Falls.
  3. From the Long Slide Falls parking area, try and figure out a way down to the base, where the best views are had.

Accessibility: 4/10 (moderate/strenuous, to get to the base)
Height: 50′
Length of Hike: 0.4 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Long Slide Falls?