lower falls of the temperance river
Falls of the Temperance River

Temperance River sports an upper falls, hidden falls and middle falls [large photo at top of page], all located north of Highway 61 within 3/4-mile of the trailhead. And heading south [towards Lake Superior] of the highway is a quick 1/8-mile trail to a footbridge with views of the falls under the highway bridge [photo at right], the mouth of the river and the lake. I’d say this is biggest reward for shortest hike.

But go ahead and plan some time to hike up the east side of the river to see all the falls, then cross over and return south, or make it a big hike by venturing east to a loop that ends up back at Hwy 61. OR take the Superior Hiking Trail east to Carlton Peak for big open views of the lake, then descend to the Sawbill Trail [you’ll need to leave a car at the Britton Peak parking area]. You’ll find a link to maps below.

Temperance River State Park is at Hwy 61 mile marker 80.4 in Schroeder.

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