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Menominee River State Recreation Area

Menominee River State Recreation AreaTrail descriptions

The Pemene Falls hiking trail is found in the Pemene Falls Unit of the property and the Sand Portage Falls hiking trail in the Piers Gorge Unit. Other trails and logging roads exist on the property, but are not maintained and managed as designated trails.

Hiking Pemene Falls hiking trail

This trail is made up of former logging roads and some stretches of path cleared through the forest. The trail is accessed from the parking lot at the end of Verheyen Lane, off of County Road Z. Scenery is forested with some large pine stands and rock outcrops. The trail surface is natural materials, not graveled or paved. Most of the trail is fairly level, but there are portions of the trail on steep slopes and over rocky terrain. The trailhead leads to options to hike a short loop (0.8 miles), a long loop (1.9 miles) or to the overlook of Pemene Falls (0.5 miles). There is also a canoe/walk-in campsite that can be accessed from the hiking trail. Signage along the trail is minimal, but is present at key intersections.

Hiking Sand Portage Falls Hiking Trail

This trail is a wooded and open trail. It has a level mowed surface and moderate hills. The 0.5-mile trail takes you from the Parking lot off Hwy. 141, just east of Knuston Road to a wonderful view of Sand Portage Falls and Piers Gorge. There is no designated viewing area, and the trail is quite rocky if you choose to climb down to the falls.

Piers Gorge Unit access
Piers Gorge Unit access.

Last revised: Friday September 01 2017