gorges of deep rock with temperance river passing through

Upper, Hidden & Lower Falls of Temperance River

mile 80.6
Amenities: restrooms in the campground, small state park visitor center store
Length: 0.25 to 2+ miles
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Temperance River has carved out some stunning gorges over which flow the Upper Falls, Hidden Falls, and Lower Cascades. To watch the Lower Cascades tumble into Lake Superior, follow the short easy loop on the lakeside of the highway [.25 mile total]. Tucked deep into the narrow gap, the river dives into a pool just above the roadside parking. Get a peek there before ascending stone steps to the cliffside overlook [not necessarily family-friendly]. The trail continues riverside over smooth rock outcroppings and through cedar stands to the High Falls. Less than 2 miles for all three waterfalls.

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