Hiking Amnicon Falls State Park



Amnicon Upper Falls at Amnicon State Park WI
Amnicon Upper Falls at Amnicon State Park WI

If waterfalls are your passion then Amnicon Falls State Park is your paradise. Amnicon is home to four scenic waterfalls featured on a half-mile loop trail in the heart of the park: The Upper Amnicon Falls, Lower Amnicon Falls, Snake Pit Falls, and Now and Then Falls.

An additional 1-mile loop trail, the Thimbleberry Trail, explores the park and the scenic Amnicon River further. The Thimbleberry isn't as frequently hiked as the island trail, but visitors to Amnicon State Park should be sure not to miss it; it's one of Wisconsin's most magical trails through a dense and deep forest and offers views of the lower Amnicon that you won't want to miss. All of the trails at Amnicon are easy and suitable for hikers of any fitness level. 




Snakepit Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Snakepit Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park WI



The hikes at Amnicon Falls are short, but pack a nice package of scenic delights. It's an easy destination for a picnic and a brief escape into Up-North Wisconsin wilderness. The Upper Falls, Lower Falls, and Now and Then Falls are immediately accessible from the parking areas. Cross the covered bridge to an island between branches of the Amnicon and you'll find a loop trail that takes hikers to Snake Pit Falls.

After snapping some selfies in front of the namesake waterfalls head up to the family camping area where you'll find the trailhead for the Thimbleberry Trail. This 1-mile loop trail cuts through dense pine and paper birch forest with a forest floor blanketed in ferns. It's a delightful walk, and you'll hardly have worked up a sweat before it is finished. The Thimbleberry also includes some overlooks of the fast-moving Amnicon River and an old quarry.

If you're into waterfalls and still aren't satisfied with Amnicon's four excellent falls then head over to Pattison State Park which is just a half-hour drive away. Pattison features two larger waterfalls including Big Manitou Falls which is Wisconsin's tallest. 

Amnicon River at Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Amnicon River at Amnicon Falls State Park WI

Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park


COUNTY: Douglas
COMMUNITIES: Amnicon, South Range

TOTAL MILES: 1-mile loop
DIFFICULTY: Easy

CAMPING: Amnicon Falls State Park Campground

POINTS OF INTEREST: Amnicon River, Upper Falls, Lower Falls, Now and Then Falls, Snake Pit Falls, Old Quarry




Directions and Trail Map



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Address for your GPS: 4279 S County Road U, South Range, WI 54874
| coordinates: 46.611018, -91.890833 |

From Milwaukee5.5 Hours
From Madison4.5 Hours
From Green Bay5 Hours
From Wausau3.5 Hours
From Minneapolis2.5 Hours
From Chicago7 Hours

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Now and Then Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park
Now and Then Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park

Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park
Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park

Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park
Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park

Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Amnicon Falls State Park WI

Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Amnicon Falls State Park WI

Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park
Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park

Lower Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Lower Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park WI

Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park
Upper Falls at Amnicon Falls State Park

Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park
Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park

Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Amnicon Falls State Park WI

Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Amnicon Falls State Park WI

Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park
Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park

Old Quarry on the Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park
Old Quarry on the Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park

Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park
Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park

Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park
Thimbleberry Trail at Amnicon Falls State Park


Amnicon Falls State Park WI
Amnicon Falls State Park WI



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