Hike to Miners Falls

Michigan Miners Falls Trailhead

Added by Shalee Blackmer

  • 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • Waterfall swimming
  • Backwoods camping
  • No man-made noise pollution
  • Off-the-grid

A simple hike from the trailhead will take you through the woods and to the viewing deck of Miners Falls. There are well marked signs to the trailhead from the main road, which is extremely helpful with the lack of cell phone service in the area.

The hike is 1.2 miles round trip and requires no hard terrain challenges to the viewing deck. However, what makes these falls unique is following a trail which branches off from the second viewing platform down to the base of the falls. The hill is steep and wet, so shoes with decent grip may be needed. The rocks and swimming hole at the bottom of the falls are perfect for a nice dip on a hot day.

Backwoods camping is offered around the area, with a permit needing to be obtained from the visitors building in Munising.

There is a small cave that goes back behind the falls that can be accessed by climbing and maneuvering over rock piles. Overall, don’t be afraid to get wet on this hike! The platforms have beautiful views, but a trek to the bottom will make the hike more than worth it.

Pack List

  • Bathing suit
  • GoPro
  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Sunglasses
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Hiking, Swimming

Skill Level:






Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole

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9 months ago


Greattttt views from the deck although wanted to make the trip down the rocks for a dip I didn't bring appropriate shoes ;(

9 months ago

Added by Shalee Blackmer

I have my heart in Michigan and my mind around the world. Adventurer, travel blogger and outdoor enthusiast. You'll probably find me in the woods.

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