This is a quintessential mini-hike — it’s about a half mile, it’s a loop, there’s a footbridge over the river, highlights include cascades and waterfalls, cedar trees and tiny wildflowers. All this from a pullover off the highway means it makes for a worthy hike year-round. Wear boots in the winter and bring a trekking pole to help on the icy areas. Spend your extra time at the river mount, throwing rocks, watching the river current move into the lake and taking in the immensity of Lake Superior.
Park on either side of Highway 61 at mile marker 99.8.