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Upper Peninsula Waterfalls

There are a total of 197 known waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  These waterfalls are beautiful in all seasons. The ice formations created in winter are spectacular while the flora and fauna during the summer add special touches. The greater water flow after snow-melt in spring and in the rainy periods in fall make the falls most impressive.   The jewel of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the majestic Upper Tahquamenon Falls.  It is one of the largest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.  It has a vertical drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet wide. 

Waterfalls

18 Mile Rapid Falls, South Branch of Ontonagon River, 5.5 miles South of Ewen.

Abinodji Falls - Copper Creek.  10 miles north of Thomaston

Agate Falls.  7 miles southeast of Bruce Crossing at roadside park.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  80 foot.  (906) 885-5275

Ajibikoka Falls - Brush Lake.  4.5 mile northwest of Watersmeet.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.  (906) 358-4724

Alder Falls - Alder Creek.  2.5 miles southeast of Big Bay.

Alger Falls - Alger Creek.  1 miles south of Munising at intersection of M-94 & M-28.  Access:  Improved Trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Algonquin Falls - Black River.  9.5 miles north of Bessemer.

Au Train Falls - Au Train River.  8 miles south of Au Train or 1 mile north of M-94 on Power Dam Road.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Bathtub Falls - Carp River, 21 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 885-5275

Big Eric’s Falls.  From L’Anse, 19 miles northeast of Skanee Road, right on Eric’s Road, 1 mile to falls.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop: 5-20 feet.  (906) 524-7444

Big Falls - East Branch of Huron River.  7 miles southeast of Skanee.

Big Pup Creek Falls.  4 miles south of Big Bay.  Access:  Unimproved Trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop: 20 feet and over.

Black River Falls - Black River.  8 miles southwest of Ishpeming.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop: 20 feet and over.

Bond Falls.  Middle branch of the Ontonagon River, 3.5 miles east or Paulding.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  60 foot.  (906) 885-5275

Boney Falls Dam.  Escanaba River.  9.5 miles west of Perkins.

Brule Island Dam.  Brule River.  12 miles southeast of Crystal Falls.

Bushy Creek Falls.  Bushy Creek.  5.5 miles southeast of Big Bay.

Canyon Falls.  Sturgeon River.  From L’Anse, south on US-41 eight miles to Canyon Falls Roadside Park.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 524-7444

Carp River Falls:  2.5 miles southwest of Marquette.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Cascade Falls.  West branch of Ontonagon River,  6.5 miles west of Bergland.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 358-4724

Cataract Dam Falls.  Escanaba river.  3 miles northwest of Princeton.

Chandler Falls - small stream off Escanaba River.  3 miles southwest of Gladstone.

Chapel Falls - Munising.  Off H-28 in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore between Miners & Sable Falls.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Chappee Rapids - Menominee River.  5 miles northwest of Menominee.

Chicagon Falls - Cicagon Creek.  7 miles northwest of Crystal Falls.

Chipmunk Falls - Net River.  6.5 miles northwest of Amasa.

Chippewa Falls - Black River.  9 miles north of Bessemer.

Cliff Falls - 12 miles west of Big Bay.  Access: Unimproved trail.  Walking Time: 15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over

Daults Falls - Daults Creek.  2.5 miles southeast of L’Anse.

Dead River Falls - 3 miles northwest of Marquette.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Deer Creek Falls - Deer Creek.  7 miles northwest of Bergland.

Duppy Falls.  5 miles south of Kenton off Forest Highway 16.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under.  (906) 358-4724

Eagle River Falls - In Eagle River - Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes of less.   Vertical Drop:  20 feet or over.  (906) 482-2388

Falls River Falls.  Downtown L’Anse, 2 blocks west of blinker light.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 524-7444

Frohling Falls - 6 miles north of Little Lake.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time: 15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under.

Fumee Falls.  On Fumee Creek off US-2 in Quinnesec.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.  (906) 774-2945

Garbo Falls, Black River, 2 miles North or Ramsay.

Gorge Falls.  Black River, 10.5 miles north of Bessemer.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Granite Rapids Falls, Black River, 2 miles Southwest of Ramsay.

Great Conglomerate Falls.  Black River, 10 miles north of Bessemer.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 miles.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Greenstone Falls.  Ontonagon.  Located within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 885-5274

Greenwood Falls.  Big Iron River, 4 miles north of White Pine.  Access: Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Haven Falls.  Haven Creek, 8 miles southeast of Eagle Harbor.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time: 15 minutes of less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 482-2388

Haymeadow Falls - Rapid River.  8.5 miles north of Rapid River.

Hemlock Falls Dam - Michigamme River.  11 miles north of Crystal Falls.

Hemlock Rapids - Paint River.  2.5 miles southwest of Amasa.

Horse Race Rapids - Menominee River.  East  Kingsford.

Horserace Rapids.  Paint River.  7.5 miles southeast of Crystal Falls.

Hungarian Falls.  Hungarian Creek, 1 mile southwest of Lake Linden.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 337-4579

Hydraulic Dam Falls.  Menominee River.  East Kingsford

Iagoo Falls.  Presque Isle River.  11 miles north of Thomaston.

Interstate Falls.  Montreal River.  2 miles northwest of Ironwood.

Irish Rapids Falls.  Ontonagon River.  2 miles northwest of Rockland.

Jacobs Falls:  Approximately 3 miles northeast of Eagle Harbor.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes of less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Judson Falls.  Slate River.  6 miles east of Marenisco.

Jumbo Falls.  1.5 miles west of Kenton on M-28, 1.5 miles south of FR-4580 approximately 0.5 miles east on gravel road, turn sout to gravel pit.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less. 

Kakabika Falls.  From US-2 go approximately 14 miles west of Watersmeet, take County Road 527 North approximately 0.5 miles.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 358-4724

Laughing Whitefish Falls.  2 miles south of Sundell.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  30 foot.

Lepisto Falls.  Presque Isle River.  10 miles north of Thomaston.

Little Bull Dam.  Paint River.  6.5 miles southeast of Crystal Falls.

Little Falls.  Middle Branch of Ontonagon River.  4 miles southeast of Paulding.

Little Garlic Falls.  11 miles northwest of Marquette.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Little Rapids.  St. Marys River.  3 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie.

Little Trap Falls.  Anderson Creek.  6.5 miles north of Bergland.

Little Union Gorge Falls.  Little Union River.  2.5. miles southwest of Silver City.

Lower Dam Falls.  East Branch of Ontonagon River.  4.5 miles southwest of Sidnaw.

Lower Falls-Gratiot River.  Gratiot River, 3.5 miles northwest of Ahmeek.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time: 45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under. (906) 482-2388

Lower Falls-Montreal River.  Montreal River, 5.5 miles east of Bete Grise.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.  (906) 482-2388

Lower Tahquamenon Falls.  10 miles west of Paradise on M-123.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 492-3415

Manabezho Falls.  Presque Isle River, 10 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Manganese Falls.  In Copper Harbor follow US-41 to Lake Manganese Road, turn right, approximately 0.7 miles.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.  (906) 482-2388

Manakik Falls, Maple Creek, 11 miles Northwest of Bessemer.

Manindo Falls.  Presque Isle river, 12 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 885-5275

Margeson Falls, Margeson Creek, 9 miles Northeast of Crystal Falls.

Meepikon Falls.  Black River. 1.5 miles north of Ramsay.

Memorial Falls.  Tannery Creek.  Munising.

Mex-I-Min-E Falls.  Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River, 6 miles northwest of Watersmeet.   Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 358-4724

Miners Falls.  Munising.  Within the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  3.5 miles north of H-58 on Miners Castle Rock.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Morgan Falls.  Morgan Creek.  3.5 miles southwest of Marquette.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Mosquito Falls.  Mosquito River, 10.5 miles northeast of Munising.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Nawadaha Falls.  Presque Isle River, 12 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 885-5275

Niagra Dam.  Menoniniee River.  2 miles south of Quinnesec.

Nimikon Falls.  Presque Isle River.  13 miles west of Bergland.

No Name Falls.  Sturgeon River.  4 miles south of Herman.

Nokomis Falls.  Presque Isle River.  10 miles north of Thomaston.

Nonesuch Falls.  Iron River, 1.5 miles west of White Pine.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop: 5 feet and under.  (906) 885-5275

Ogima Falls.  Copper Creek.  10 miles north of Thomaston.

Oginakwe Falls.  Baltimore River.  8 miles north of Thomaston.

O-Kum-De-Kun Falls.  Baltimore River, 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing.  Access:  Improved trail,  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.  (906) 358-4724

Onion Falls.  East Branch of Ontonagon River.  7 miles northwest of Kenton.

Overlooked Falls.  Ontonagon.  Located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 885-5275

Penene Falls.  Menominee River.  6.5 miles south of Faithorn.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Pewabeck Falls.  Little Iron River, 6 miles southeast of Silver City.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under. (906) 885-5275

Pinnacle Falls Dam.  Yellow Dog River.  8 miles southwest of Big Bay.

Potawatomi Falls.  Black River, 10.5 miles Bessemer.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 miles or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over. 

Powderhorn Falls.  Powder Mill Creek. 2 miles northwest of Bessemer.

Power House Falls.  US-41 south of L’Anse, turn west on Power Dam road,  cross tracks, straight on dirt road, turn right, follow to falls.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 524-7444

Quiver Falls.  Menominee River.  4 miles southwest of Loretto.

Rainbow Falls.  Black River, 12 miles north of Bessemer.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over. 

Rapid River Falls.  7 miles north of Rapid River on west side of US-41.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under.  Small flat rock falls on the Rapid River. Picnic area available in county park. Serene, tranquil, and enjoyable spot to visit.

Reamy Falls.  5 miles northwest of Marquette.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 fee.

Rock River Falls.  Three miles south of Chatham on FR-2279 then south on FR-2293 one mile.  May have to walk entire distance on on FR-2292.  Half mile steep walk down to falls.

Rocky Forty Falls, Siemens Creek, 3.5 miles Northwest of Bessemer.

Rudolph Olson Memorial Falls.  1.2 miles northeast of Munising at intersection of H-58 & Washington Street.  Access:  Unimproved trail,  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Sable Falls.  1.5 miles west of Grand Marais on H-58.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Sandstone Falls.  Black River, 12 miles north of Bessemer.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Saxon Falls, Montreal River, 11 miles Northwest of Ironwood.

Scott Falls.  South side of M-28, east side of Lake Superior’s Au Train Bay.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Shining Cloud Falls.  9 miles west of White Pine.  Carp River, 21 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Silver Falls.  Silver River, 6 miles northeast of L’Anse on Skanee Road.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 524-7444

Silver River Falls.  Silver Creek, 3 miles east of Eagle Harbor.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 482-2388

Siskiwit Falls.  On Isle Royale, at the outlet to Siskiwit Lake.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vetical Drop:  5 feet and under. (906) 482-2388

Slate River Falls.  11 miles from L’Anse on Skanee Road, cross bridge, fall in on the right.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop: 5-20 feet.  (906) 524-7444

Sparrow Rapids.  East Branch of Ontonagon River, 1.5 miles northwest of Kenton.  Access:  Improved Trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under.

Sturgeon Falls.  Sturgeon River, 9 miles north of Sidnaw.  Access:  Improved Trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.

Sturgeon Falls Dam.  Menoninee River, 3.5 miles southwest of Loretto.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. 

Superior Falls.  Montreal River.  14.5 miles north of Ironwood.

Three Rapids Falls.  Middle Branch of Ontonagon River.  6.5 miles north of Bruce Crossing.

Tibbets Falls.  2 miles west of Covington, turn north on Plains Road.  Access: Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop: 5-20 feet.

Tioga Falls.  Tioga River.  4 miles northwest of _______ off M-28

Traders Falls.  Little Carp River, 20 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under.

Trap Falls.  Carp River inlet, 5 miles southwest of Silver City.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes of more.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet. (906) 885-5275

Trappers Falls.  Little Carp River, 17 miles north of Thomaston.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Twin Falls.  East Branch of Salmon Trout.  5.5 miles west of Big Bay.

Twin Falls Dam.  Menominee River.  Northwest of Menominee.

Unnamed Falls.  2.5 miles southwest of Marquette.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Unnamed Falls.  Menominee River, Between Hydraulic Falls Dam & Piers Gorge on Menominee River.  1 mile south of Quinnesec.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time: 45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under.

Unnamed Falls.  Pinkerton Creek.  Located within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop: 5 feet and under.  (906) 885-5275

Upper Falls-Gratiot River.  Gratiot River, 3 miles northwest of Ahmeek.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.  (906) 482-2388

Upper Falls-Montreal River.  Montreal River, 5.5 miles east of Bete Gris.  Access:  Little of no trail.  Walking Time:  45 minutes or more.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet and over.  (906) 482-2388

Upper Chocolay Falls.  East Branch of Chocolay River.  2.5 miles northwest of Carlshend

Upper Falls.  Sturgeon River.  1.5 miles from Alberta.

Upper Falls.  Salmon River.   6 miles west of Big Bay.

Upper Falls.  Montreal River.   5.5 mile east of Bete Grise

Upper Falls River Falls.  Falls River.  South of L’Anse

Upper Silver Falls - Silver River.  2 miles from Herman

Upper Leatherby Falls.  West Branch of Huron River.  8.5 miles southeast of Skanee.

Upper Silver Falls.  Silver River.  2 miles from Herman.

Upper Tahquamenon Falls.  14 miles west of Paradise on M-12.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet or more.

Victoria Dam Falls.  West Branch of Ontonagon River.  4 miles southwest of Rockland.

Vista Falls.  West Branch of Sturgeon River.  5.5 miles southwest of Nisula.

Wagner Falls.  5 miles south of Palmer on M-35.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  20 feet.

West Branch Falls.  West Branch of Huron River.  6 miles southeast of Skanee.

West Branch Sturgeon Falls.  West Branch of Sturgeon River.  2 miles south of Nisula.

White City Falls.  Middle Branch of Escanaba River.  7.5 miles southwest of Ishpeming.

Whitefish Falls.  4 miles northeast of Trenary on west side of US-41.  Access:  Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Wolverine Falls.  Cisco Branch of Ontonagon River.  8 miles west of Paulding.

Wyandotte Falls.  Misery River, 1.5 miles southwest of Twin Lakes.  Access: Unimproved trail.  Walking Time:  15 minutes or less.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Wylie Dam Falls.  Yellow Dog River southwest of Big Bay

Yellow Dog Creek.  5 miles south of Big Bay.  Access:  Little or no trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5-20 feet.

Yondota Falls.  Presque Isle River, 3 miles north or Marenisco.  Access:  Improved trail.  Walking Time:  15-45 minutes.  Vertical Drop:  5 feet and under. 

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