Grandfather Falls

June 1, 2020

Grandfather Falls is a beautiful series of small cascades that tumble over rocks in a section of the Wisconsin River. It’s located about 13 miles north of Merrill off of Highway 107 (see map below) and a great spot to go hiking in central Wisconsin!

As you drive north on Hwy 107, about 1-mile past Camp New Wood County Park, you’ll see a gravel driveway on your left. There’s a clear parking area in front of the big hydroelectric plant that you can’t miss. Walk down the path in front of the plant and you’ll connect up with the Ice Age Trail.

You can take the trail either north or south (we went north).

The trail is clearly marked, very wooded, and takes you along the river. We walked out onto some of the boulders and watched the water rush past. If you do this, be extremely careful! Also, make sure to bring bug spray. There were lots of mosquitos when we went in late May.

Grandfather Falls

Located approximately 13 miles north of Merrill, Wisconsin off of Highway 107.

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