Matt Johnson

  • Hike the Canyon Falls Gorge and Jump into Canyon Falls

    Taking US Hwy 41 south of L'Anse, you can see the Canyon Falls Roadside Park and trail access to the Canyon Falls gorge. The hike is mainly downhill to the first cliff jumping spot, roughly 200-300 meters down the path. A good warm-up, this cliff ...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Superior Falls

    Superior Falls sits right next to the Superior River, near the northern terminus of the Montreal River. The parking area for the falls is rather large, and there are porta-potties directly next to the parking area.  To see the lower region of the ...

    0.5 miles -100 ft gain

  • Explore Gabbro Falls

    Gabbro Falls is located just east of Blackjack Ski Resort in Bessemer, MI. There are two options for seeing the falls. First, you can continue through the resort parking lot, and continue up a service road. On the left, you see a small parking are...

  • Backpack to the Mirror Lake Cabins in the Porkies

    The trip to Mirror Lake begins at the Summit Peak Scenic Area. To extend your hike, start at the Lily Pond trail-head farther south on Summit Peak Road (5.3 miles to cabin). The initial trail towards the lake is the Beaver Creek trail (1.2 miles)....

    5.2 miles

  • Hike to Cascade Falls, Rocky Mountain NP

    Cascade Falls is accessed through the North Inlet Trail on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trailhead, North Inlet Trailhead, is north of the main town area of Grand Lake. Parking at the trailhead is limited, so hikers can als...

    6.8 miles 425 ft gain

  • Hike to the Base of Agate Falls

    Outside of Agate, MI, this spot is a couple of miles west of the town on MI-28. With parking on the side of the road, follow the main path under the bridge to reach the wooden walkway to the overlook. If you'd like to see the falls from above, bef...

    1 miles -200 ft gain

  • Explore Sable Falls

    Located off of H-58, Sable Falls can be found about a mile north of the eastern terminus of Pictured Rocks and the Grand Sable Visitors Center. There is a large parking lot area for the falls, along with an entrance onto the North Country Trail, w...

    0.4 miles -100 ft gain

  • Hike to Tannery Falls

    Located right off of County Highway 58 across from Sand Point Road, Tannery Falls doesn't see the larger advertising that many other falls see in the area, but is a hidden gem within the town. At the start of the hike, you'll need to find a parkin...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike the Thordarson Loop Trail at Rock Island State Park

    Getting to Rock Island is the first part of the journey. Driving to the tip of Door County, drive to the Northport Pier and grab your first ferry to Washington Island. Once there, drive across the island to Kafri Ferry dock. This ferry does not al...

    5.2 miles

  • Backpack the Big Carp River and Lake Superior Trails in the Porkies

    We started our hiking in the afternoon at the Lake of the Clouds parking lot. Our original plan for the hike was to thru hike the Lake Superior Trail, however, due to muddy conditions and recent rain, we chose the Big Carp River Trail as a dryer r...

    18.2 miles

  • Hike to Yondota Falls

    Outside of Marenisco, MI, take Cty Rd 523 north of town. The trailhead is just north of the bridge over Presque Isle River, hidden away in the trees. We missed it our first pass over the bridge. Once at the trailhead, hike down roughly 0.25 to 0.5...

    0.5 miles

  • Snowshoe the Nicolet Beach Trail at Peninsula State Park

    During the winter months, Peninsula State Park offers a number of winter activity trails, including three designated snowshoeing trails. One of those trails within the park is the Nicolet Beach Trail. Starting at Nicolet Beach, hikers can see the ...

    2.2 miles

  • Snowshoe to the Lost Creek Yurt in the Porkies

    The Porcupine Mountains offer a lot of fantastic winter options including cabin and yurt rentals for winter excursions. The most remote trek available in the park is towards the Lost Creek Yurt, a 6.8 miles route that is 2.8 miles on cross country...

    13.6 miles 610 ft gain

  • Backpack the Lead King Basin Trail

    We began our hike at the beginning of the afternoon after about two-three hours driving up the 14 mile road. The first mile of the trail was mild, turning into an uphill adventure. Lots of switchbacks, winding paths, and some tree coverage. By mil...

    4.5 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Snowshoe the Lime Kiln Trail at High Cliff

    Inside of High Cliff State Park, Lime Kiln Trail is a unique spot right off the shores of Lake Winnebago. The trail extends 1.7 miles, but has a early cutoff to shorten the hike if desired. In the winter, the trail is not marked well, but hikers c...

    1.7 miles

  • Hike the Limestone Bluffs at High Cliff

    High Cliff State Park has some great hiking and cool spots throughout the park, but something that isn't on the map is located right next to the Observatory Tower atop of the bluffs. From the main parking lot area, left of the observatory tower, t...

    0.8 miles

  • Visit the Parnell Observation Tower

    Located southwest of Plymouth, WI, the Parnell Observation Tower is located just west of the intersection of Cty Road A and Cty Road U. At the trail-head, the parking lot has a restroom facility, drinking water, and a picnic area.The start of the ...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to O Kun de Kun Falls

    Located roughly 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing on Highway 45, the O Kun de Kun Trailhead is a small turnoff located on the right side of the highway. The trailhead offers limited parking, but the trail is rarely busy. At the beginning the trail, ...

    2.6 miles -100 ft gain

  • Walk the Stations of the Cross At Holy Hill

    Holy Hill National Shrine is a landmark within the Wisconsin area, both as a tourist spot and a great location for fall colors. Located outside of Hubertus, WI, it is east of the Kettle Moraine Scene Drive and Cty Rd 167 intersection. Once arrivin...

    1.3 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike to Saxon Falls

    An unusual hike to see the falls, Saxon Falls sits next to a flowage station. On foot, follow the short, wooded hiking trail to the east of the parking area, which leads to the overlook location. For better viewing, continue down the path. The fal...

    0.5 miles

  • Backpack to Poia Lake, Glacier NP

    Located in Many Glacier, the Red Gap Pass trail begins at the Apikuni Falls Trailhead located east of the Many Glacier Lodge (if you're looking to check out the falls before your hike, check out Hike to Apikuni Falls at Glacier National Park). The...

    12.8 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Explore Dave's Falls

    Located in Amberg, Dave's Falls is in the heart of Marinette County, known for its various rapids, rivers, and waterfalls. The hike to the falls is well marked and very simple, and uses stairs for easier access. Hikers can shoot right for the fall...

    0.25 miles

  • Drive Chicken Corners

    From Moab, take Kane Creek Blvd out of town towards the beginning of the trailhead at the Kane Creek Recreation Parking Lot. From there, the trail is pretty much the only route available. The drive follows along a very smooth dirt road for the fir...

  • Explore Long Slide Falls

    Long Slide Falls is one of the largest slide falls in the Northeast Wisconsin region. Taking Hwy 8 north of Pembine, head towards Morgan Park until reaching the turnout for Long Slide County Park. Once there, the waterfall can be heard from the pa...