O Kun-De-Kun Falls
Step behind the curtain of a magical waterfall
An easy hike down the North Country Trail will take you to a spectacular waterfall that the adventurous won’t want to miss. O-Kun-De-Kun Falls is considered a “plunge falls” type of waterfall. This means that the water cascades away from the bedrock, freefalling to a pool below. It also means that the sure-footed hiker can discover a different world – the world behind a wild waterfall. The trip behind the falls is a bit of a scramble but worth it for agile hikers, who can join the club of people who have crossed behind a wild waterfall.
The hike to the falls is a fairly level and easy hike, although the path can get a bit muddy after a rain or thaw from snow, so consider boots. At the bottom of the falls, the trail crosses a suspension footbridge that’s a great place for a picnic and pictures of the falls.
To get to the falls, take Highway B from Land O’ Lakes to U.S. Highway 45. Take a left and travel on Highway 45 for 35 miles. You will see a sign for the falls at the North Country Trail on the right. The parking is on the right side of the highway, about 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing. The parking area is easy to miss so keep an eye out for signs. The walk to the falls is 1.3 miles. Enjoy the hike and be prepared to experience the world behind a waterfall.
Open year round.