River National Forest Scenic Byway
National Black River Scenic Byway includes, Great Conglomerate
Falls, Potawatomi, Gorge, Sandstone, and Rainbow Falls. As you
visit our waterfalls, stop and take notice of the signs explaining
the conglomerate rock formations.
From Hwy. US 2 in Bessemer take Powderhorn Rd North. When you come
to the T in the road at the stop sign, make a left hand turn on
Black River Rd. You will find all the waterfalls on this Road.
This road is approximately 14 miles long, ending in the only
Harbor & Marina operated by the USDA Forest Service in the
lower 48 states.
Conglomerate Falls - This is a very large waterfall which is
divided by a wide conglomerate rock formation. This waterfall is
well marked. Walking trail 3/4 mile.
Falls - Potawatomi, which is barrier free, is one of the most
beautiful waterfalls on the Black River. This waterfall is well
marked. A restroom is available at this site. Walking trail is
approximately 1/8 mile.
- This conglomerate canyon has a 34 foot drop. Potawatomi and
Gorge Falls are accessible by the same parking area. Walking trail
is approximately 1/8 mile.
Falls - This waterfall meanders over rocks giving it a unique
appearance. It is located on a beautiful spot on the Black River,
with a well marked, short 1/4 mile walking trail.
- A Beautiful Waterfall that is extremely photogenic on the East
part of the River. Enjoy the scenery on your 1/2 mile walk to the
waterfall. Take is easy, there are many stairs.
of the Black River Scenic Byway
Arlene Schneller for the photos)
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Potawatomi Falls Trail
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