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Kawishiwi Falls Trail, Ely

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Kawishiwi Falls Trail is located in Ely. To visit Kawishiwi Falls Trail on your holiday in Ely, and find out what else Ely has to offer, use our Ely online day trip planner .
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  • I live nearby within walking distance, and this is a very nice short hike that anyone can enjoy. It has a very nice parking lot about 6 miles east of Ely on the Fernberg Road.The falls themselves vary...  more »
  • The Kawishiwi Falls Trail is an easy hiking trail that starts in a parking lot next to Fernberg Road (Lake County #18) and brings you to the Falls. This trail is located about 5 miles east of Ely, Min...  more »
  • We took this hike while passing through on a road trip. It was short and easy. The view of the falls was beautiful. There are a few taller rocks to step onto. We did fine with the rocks, but I noticed...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place, worth going there. One of the best waterfalls and scenic place. The walk way seems like walking in forest area. I saw a small snake 🐍 and I don’t think it’s poisonous. I could be great if they take more care in the way.
  • The Kawishiwi Falls are located just 5 miles east of Ely on Highway 169. The round trip walk to the falls from the parking lot is just short of one mile. The hiking difficulty is easy to moderate. There are a few hills along the trail, with scattered rocks and roots. I would not recommend sandals for this hike. At the falls, there are several vantage points close to water level. The view is worth the effort!
  • Trail was expected to be longer, and noise from hydroelectric kills the mood, but beautiful scenery, falls are fun to explore and a couple accessory trails to keep hiking to the connecting lakes
  • awesome sight! must see if you are in the area!
  • Fun and beautiful

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Most of the accommodations in Ely cluster along Sheridan Street. The important thoroughfare is also home to cafes, outdoor equipment stores, supermarkets, and restaurants, so a stay there puts you right in the thick of things. Choose between the various motels and inns located along this stretch, with some offering standalone bungalow lodgings, others onsite spas, and all of them an enviable position in the heart of town. Pioneer Road swings out of town and follows the edge of the lake, offering access to larger, more upscale resorts.
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