Beaver Falls Karst Trailhead Site Trailhead

  
This 1.5 mile (round trip) trail provides access to everyone who wants an opportunity to see the karst world up close without entering a cave. At the trailhead you will find a gravel parking area, vault toilet, and garbage cans. Special Features: Beaver Falls is one of the Island's many recreational gems. Surrounded by ancient muskegs and cathedral forests, the falls are relatively small but spectacular to see. Water cascades some 40 feet down to disappear into an adjacent cave. The cave itself is inaccessible and prone to sudden flooding. Before reaching the falls, you walk through muskegs that have taken thousands of years to develop to their present state. Decaying plants build a layer of peat that holds water like a giant sponge and gradually break down the surface of the karst to form caves. Visitors can pause at several points on the tour to see unique plant species including bog laurel, Labrador tea, and diminutive, ultra slow-growing shore pines that might be less than two feet high, yet 150 or more years old. You can also see features such as sinkholes, deep vertical pits, disappearing streams, and collapsed channels from the trail.

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Naukati
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The trailhead is located at milepost 100.5 on Forest Road 2000. Take State Highway 929 to State Highway 925 (Control Lake Junction) turn left or Northbound. Stay on State Highway 925 for approximately 15 miles where it turns into Forest Road 2000. Continue Northbound on Forest Road 2000 and watch for signs to the trailhead.

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Fire Danger Level: Low
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  1.5 miles
  Latitude : 
56.12
  Longitude : 
-133.23
  Elevation : 
800