Impressive waterfall with a relatively short hike.

Gabbro Falls is on the Black River and is as impressive waterfall.  This wild waterfall does not have any fences or barriers, so view with caution from above. Getting there, take Black Jack Road north. This road will take a sharp left turn and will go by the ski hill. Before you get to the ski hill there's a little bridge that crosses the river. Park on side of road before river and you'll see trail signs on the left. This appears to be a ATV trail. Follow this trail and the blue markings until you get to the fork in the trail. Continue to the right, shortly after you should see a small marked trail leading down the river. 

The only con about this hike is how muddy it is, so wear right footwear and leave an extra pair of socks in the car!

If you want to see the falls from the other side/above, continue on the road that passes the ski hill and park shortly after it.  

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Extra Socks
  • Camera
  • Tripod
Show More
RT Distance 1 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Forest
Waterfall
Wildflowers

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Photograph the Potawatomi and Gorge Waterfalls

28 Saves

Hike the Presque Isle River Waterfall Loop

108 Saves

Hike to Yondota Falls

22 Saves