The falls are accessed via an enjoyable 1 2 mile 1 9k roundtrip hike with the trailhead located at a parking lot at the end of miners falls road which heads east from miners castle road h 11 about 4 miles 6 4. The agate falls scenic site is a waterfall and scenic site located in interior township in southeastern ontonagon county michigan.
The trail links to 180 miles of more trails that span southeast michigan.
Waterfalls in southeast michigan. It s 9 for a single day pass into tahquamenon falls state park and the price includes access to both the upper and lower falls sights. N44 34 490 w121 58 397. Tahquamenon falls is easily michigan s most famous waterfall system but it s certainly not the only one in our scenic state.
Miners falls laughing whitefish falls bond falls agate falls gorge falls potawatomi falls and superior falls are also all not to be missed. As one of the largest waterfalls east of the mississippi it makes michigan proud with its 200 foot span and 50 foot drop into the expansive tahquamenon river. Upper tahquamenon falls photo courtesy of pure michigan the upper falls at 50 feet tall and 200 feet wide stand alone as michigan s largest waterfalls the most interesting and among the most accessible.
The falls are found in the eastern upper peninsula of michigan near lake superior. You will notice the color of the waterfall is brown. As the maps show there are several waterfalls just a short drive north of sault ste.
If you re looking to experience the natural beauty of a waterfall without the day long hiking commitment here are eight easily accessible waterfalls in michigan that will knock your socks off. Tahquamenon falls consists of two separate waterfalls on the tahquamenon river. Tahquamenon falls is the most impressive waterfall in the state.
This is because of the tannins percolated from the cedar marshes which the river ends up draining. The boot path reaches downing creek quickly and in just 0 2 miles reaches the waterfall coordinates. 24 miles of abandoned railroad tracks are now a premier east to west hike bike trail in macomb county all paved.
Agate falls is a 39 foot high 12 m waterfall of the middle branch of the ontonagon river. If all else fails follow the sound of rushing water. The southernmost waterfall is the 20 foot great conglomerate falls named for the large slab of brown conglomerate rock a mixture of volcanic rock fragments that splits the waterfall into two.
Are there any other scenic hikes in michigan. Trailheads at 24 mile road and dequindre in shelby township and in the heart of richmond permit easy entry and parking.