Kawishiwi Falls

Kawashi Falls (From Ely.com)

Kawishiwi Falls Trail:

Features:  A popular 1.5 mile round-trip hiking trail offers stunning views of the 70ft. drop Kawishiwi Falls/Fall Lake Dam.

Location:  Approximately 5 miles from Ely, Minnesota off the Fernberg Road (Lake County #18).

Description:  The name Kawishiwi  in Ojibwe language means “river full of beaver or muskrat houses”.  Native Americans, explorers and voyageurs portaged around the falls.  The watershed drains from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and flows 2,000 miles north to Hudson Bay.  This wooded and winding trail down to the falls offers beautiful photo opportunities.  The path is relatively easy and can be extended to include the portage trail between Garden and Fall Lakes.

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