Waterfalls & Hiking Trails
Munising Falls: This waterfall is 50-foot drop into a sandstone canyon. It is a .25 mile walk on a paved trail through the woods where there is a viewing platform. There are two other viewing areas reachable by stairs but the main platform is fully accessible. Pets are only allowed on the paved trails. Directions- Located within the city of Munising, follow H-58 east until you reach Washington Street and turn left. Follow until you reach Munising Memorial Hospital and the falls parking area is across the street. GPS- N 46° 23.038 W 87° 04.152
Wagner Falls: Following a short walk on a gravel path to the viewing platform, this 20-foot cascade flows over numerous rock ledges to create a beautiful waterfall on Wagner Creek. Directions- Follow M-28 east out of Munising and turn right on highway M-94. The fall’s parking area is only ¼ mile from the M-28 and M-94 junction. GPS- N 46° 23.273 W 86° 38.824
Alger Falls: Located right on M-28, this 20-foot cascade waterfall can be easily missed because it’s slightly hidden amongst the trees. Please be careful as it is near a busy intersection. Directions- This roadside waterfall is at the M-28 and M-94 intersection just east of Munising. GPS- N 46° 23.591 W 86° 38.883
Memorial Falls: This unique waterfall drops 30 feet and the undercut rock walls allows visitors to walk behind the falls. The split trail also allows you to view from the top or from below. Since you approach this falls from the top, please use extreme care. North of Munising, follow H-58 until you reach Nestor Street. Turn right and drive about a block until you see the signs. N 46° 24.832 W 86° 37.573
Miners Falls: A 1.2 mile round-trip gravel walking path will lead you through a spectacular forest to where the Miners River drops about 50 feet into a sandstone canyon creating a spectacular view. There are two viewing platforms with the lower one having 77 steps to reach it. No pets allowed. Follow H-58 east of Munising until you reach Miners Castle Road. Drive 5 miles north until you reach a gravel road, turn right and follow 1 mile to parking area. N 46° 28.475 W 86° 31.875
Miners Beach Falls
Olsen Falls: Olson Falls is a 0.8 mile out and back trail located near Munising, Michigan that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.
Horseshoe Falls: The Munising area features an impressive list of waterfalls and Horseshoe Falls & Gift Shop is one you should make sure to visit! This beautiful waterfall is privately managed with the utmost care and has many unique features. Bring the family and spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful gardens, picnic area, gift shop and the trout pond where you can feed the fish! We also have trails for you to explore and take in the pristine beauty of the Upper Peninsula northwoods. 602 Bell Avenue, Munising N 46° 24.175 W 86° 38.666 (906) 387-2635 - Pay a Fee
Tahquamenon Falls: Set within a pristine wilderness, the Upper Tahquamenon Falls is over 200' wide and 48' high. Over 50,000 gallons of water spill over this incredible waterfall per second. Seasonal precipitation can increase or decrease this amount significantly with springtime being a great time to see it at its peak. A magnificent walk path will direct your way through the forest within the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. The Lower Tahquamenon Falls is located 4 miles downstream from the upper where there are many small waterfalls that cascade around an island. There are boat rentals available at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls along with a seasonal concession stand. Here you will find a four mile hiking trail that connects the Lower to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls which entails a winding path along the Tahquamenon River. This is a long trail, please bring adequate clothing, food and water with you along this hiking excursion.
Kitch-iti-kipi (Big Springs): Explore this incredible attraction, Kitch-iti-kipi, "The Big Spring." This mysteriously awesome reflecting pool is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Upper Peninsula, and something you don't want to miss! Located near Manistique, Michigan, this natural spring lies within Palms Book State Park, and also features an exquisite gift shop and picnic grounds.
Scott’s Falls - This roadside waterfall is a straight drop of 10 feet and viewable from the road. Drive 10 miles west on M-28 from Munising until you the roadside park on Lake Superior. The falls is slightly hidden on the south side of the road. N 46° 26.223 W 86° 48.930
Sable Falls: Following a short trail to the falls, this 75-foot waterfall tumbles over several cliffs until it reaches Lake Superior. The first viewing platform is down a staircase with 169 steps. Pets are not allowed on the trail. From Munising drive east on H-58 heading towards Grand Marais. Sable Falls is 1 mile west of Grand Marais. N 46° 40.13 W 86° 00.84
Spray Falls: Spray Falls drops approximately 70 feet to Lake Superior and creates a spectacular view. Although best viewed from the water, it can also be seen on the North Country Trail. 1.75 miles northeast of Chapel Beach N 46° 33.48 W 86° 24.64
Rock River Falls: Located within Rock River Canyon Wilderness, this 20 foot cascading waterfall is within a secluded area of Alger County. The falls is located 3/4 mile from the parking area and this waterfall is truly for the adventurous. No motorized vehicles, bicycles or wheeled devices allowed within the designated wilderness area. Drive west on M-94 until you reach the town of Chatham. Continue straight at the intersection on Rock River Road. Turn left on FR-2276 (Sandstrom Road) and travel about 3.5 miles. Then turn left on FR-2293. Parking area is .7 miles on the left side of the road. N 46° 24.668 W 86° 58.576
Laughing Whitefish Falls: After a 20-minute hike, downhill, this beautiful 100 foot cascading waterfall flows into a deep limestone gorge. A winding wooden staircase, with viewing areas, will lead you to the bottom. This is a Michigan DNR collection site which requires a daily park pass or yearly vehicle state park pass. Follow M94 west of Munising, through Chatham, until you reach Sundell Road. Drive north until it turns gravel (seasonal mud) continue straight a 1/4 mile then turn right at the sign. Drive 1/4 mile to the parking lot. N 46° 23.038 W 87° 04.152
Bridal Veil Falls: Located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Bridalveil Falls is best viewed from the water on Lake Superior. This is a seasonal waterfall that slows to a trickle during the summer months. Half mile east of Miners Castle on the Lake Superior shoreline. N 46° 30.527 W 86° 31.445
Au-Train Falls-lower: Drive M-94 west of Munising through Forest Lake until you reach County Road 533. Drive north for a short distance and then turn right on Power Dam Road. Follow this winding road and you'll see two different parking areas to view the upper and lower falls. The lower falls is viewable by walking beyond the gate, at the end of the road, and continue until you reach the crossing of the Au Train River. N 46° 20.33 W 86° 51.11
Mosquito Falls: Follow a .9 mile hiking trail to the falls through forest and small hills to see this secluded waterfall. The Mosquito River flows over three drops with the largest being 8 feet. No pets allowed. Drive 15 miles heading east of Munising on county road H-58 until you reach Chapel Road. Head north for 5 miles until you reach the end of the road. N 46° 31.029 W 86° 27.832
Chapel Falls: To reach Chapel Falls, take the marked walking trail 1.5 miles through beautiful forests and small hills until you reach the 60-foot falls. This trail also continues past the falls to the famous Chapel Rock on Lake Superior. No pets allowed. Drive 15 miles heading east of Munising on County Road H-58 until you reach Chapel Road. Head north for 5 miles until you reach the end of the road. N 46° 31.718 W 86° 26.745
Tannery Falls: This hidden gem drops approximately 40 feet but it is not well marked or advertised. This waterfall is also known as Rudy M. Olson Memorial. Drive east on H-58 out of Munising until you reach the Washington Street (also known as Sand Point Road) intersection. There is a staircase leading into the woods on the eastside of the highway. Please make sure to park on Washington Street as you will be ticketed for parking on the highway. N 46° 24.757 W 86° 37.573