Vermillion Falls is located approximately 30
miles northeast of Orr. The Falls consists
of the Vermillion River running through
narrow channels of granite and contains
rapids, 3 waterfalls and beautiful scenery.
Access is easy and restrooms are on site.
The trail from the parking lot to the Falls
is approximately 400 feet and is extremely
well maintained and wide. Just about like
walking on a sidewalk! There are overlooks
constructed at the Falls for viewing.
From Orr take CR-23 AKA, Orr-Buyck Road, &
CR-24 toward Crane Lake for 25.9 miles to
NF-491. The turnoff is on the left and is
marked with a sign that says “Vermillion
Falls.” Take NF-491 5.3 miles west to the
bridge that crosses the Vermillion River.
Cross over the bridge and go .3 miles past
the bridge. Look for the sign that says
“Vermillion Falls.” Turn left here and go .3
miles more to the parking lot. Restrooms are
available in the parking lot. The trail
leaves from the rest room area and is about
400 feet down an extremely well maintained
trail, more like a sidewalk.
While at the Falls you are .6 miles from the
spectacular Vermillion Gorge! Go back out to
NF-491 east (toward the bridge you crossed
earlier) for .3 miles. This will bring you
to a parking area just before you cross the
bridge on the right hand side of the road
(south side). Park here, the trail to the
Gorge is directly across the road on the
north side and is marked with a sign that
says “portage.” The Gorge is a 5-minute walk
down the trail.