Morgan Falls St. Peter's Dome Recreation Area

This recreation area features two popular trails - one leading to the 70-foot high Morgan Falls and the other to a scenic overlook at the top of St. Peter's Dome.

The trail to Morgan Falls features an accessible trail with boardwalk and bridge that is nearly .75 miles one-way. The area was devastated during the 2016 flood event which washed out the parking area and a majority of the trail. The parking area was moved to a more sustainable location and the trail has been rebuilt to withstand future rain events. Minor construction will be occurring during the spring of 2019. A vault toilet is located in the parking lot.

The trail to St. Peter's Dome is nearly 2 miles one-way and is fairly rugged with exposed rocks and steep slopes. From the top, is a breathtaking view of Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.

There is a $5 day use pass for this recreation site. The Forest also has an annual pass available for $30.  

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This is a day use area only, open from sunrise to sunset. 
Restrictions: This is a foot-trail only. Pets are allowed however, they need to be on a leash 6 foot in length or less in all developed recreation areas and trails. Restrictions for all National Forest System lands can be found by visiting Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 261 by clicking here. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest specific restrictions can be found in the Occupancy and Use Restrictions for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest please click here.
Closest Towns: Mellen
Passes: There is a $5 day use pass for this recreation site. The Forest also has an annual pass available for $30. The USDA Forest Service honors all four Interagency Recreation Passes that may be applied at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife sites charging recreation use fees. 
Information Center: Great Divide District

General Information


From Cable, drive north on State Highway 63 about 22 miles to County Highway E. Turn right (east) on E and drive 6 miles to Ashland-Bayfield Road. Turn right (south) on Ashland-Bayfield Road and drive 4.2 miles to the parking lot. From Mellen, drive north 9.6 miles on State Highway 13. Turn left (west) on County Highway C and drive 5.8 miles to a "T" intersection with Ashland-Bayfield Road. Turn left (south) and drive 3.8 miles to the parking lot.

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Map of Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome Trail 

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