Vermillion Falls is well worth a day trip! It's an easy drive from any of the Crane
Vermilion Falls is a torrent of water cascading through a 10-foot wide chasm in the granite. It is part of the Vermilion River which runs north 40 miles from Lake Vermilion and empties into Crane Lake through the Vermilion Gorge. The ¼ mile round trip trail to the falls and observation deck is accessible and passes by three picnic sites which overlook the river.
You may bring a portable charcoal grill or camp stove for cooking at the picnic sites. Campfires are not allowed. Please pack out all trash and protect this fragile area.
Read more about Vermillion Falls: https://www.visitcranelake.com/outdoor-activities/trails/vermillion-falls-trail/