Winter Hiking: Kawishiwi Falls

Welcome to another installment of Your North Woods Hiking Guide, your guide to exploring the MN North Woods on foot.

I wrote previously about the lovely little stroll that is the Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail, 0.5 miles of trails that lead to a splendid little set of falls along the Kawishiwi River. On our most recent trip back to the North Woods, we stopped in on the trail again, this time completing the easy walk on a chilly 10 degree day in December.

To refresh your memory, here’s what it looks like during the summer:

Kawishiwi Falls Jumpers

Kawishiwi Falls Jumpers

And now in winter:

Kawishiwi Falls in winter.

Kawishiwi Falls in winter.

Below Kawishiwi Falls in winter.

Below Kawishiwi Falls in winter.

Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail in winter.

Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail in winter.

KP was my co-caption, a job she excels at, except for when her hands get cold. Then she just screams, which she started doing right after this photo. Darn, she was even wearing her monkey hat with matching mitts, but I guess it just wasn’t enough for her. She’s kind of a baby.

Still, the rest of our hiking team enjoyed the trip very much, and if you’re in the Ely area in the winter and are looking for an easy way to get out and walk through the woods with the reward of great views of the falls for very little effort, this is a great option.

Stay tuned for the next installment of Your North Woods Hiking Guide.

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