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.

Your North Woods Hiking Guide

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

Up first, the ever-popular Dry Falls, located along the scenic Bass Lake┬áhiking trail. This trail has been featured in Your North Woods Hiking Guide before. Several Times. But it’s always a treat. And I always find excuses to not bring my swim suit. This year, I blamed it on my muffin top. Sigh.

Dry Falls Jumpers

Dry Falls Jumpers

Dry Falls

Dry Falls

The newest entry in Your North Woods Hiking Guide is the Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail, which is a gem because the whole thing is only about a half mile long and it’s nearly flat, but the falls are awesome. If you’re looking for an easy hike with a nice view, this is your best bet!

Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail

Kawishiwi Falls Hiking Trail

Kawishiwi Falls Jumpers

Kawishiwi Falls Jumpers

Kawishiwi Falls

Kawishiwi Falls