Hike to Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Alaina Donovan

If you traveling the Upper Peninsula area, this is a MUST SEE. It's the second largest waterfall East of the Mississippi. It is a powerful, oddly colored waterfall that is quite a beauty! 

The waterfall is only a short stroll from the parking lot but is well worth the stop. It drops over 50ft and is 200ft wide. A stunning, powerful flow. The obvious 'Rootbeer' color comes from tannic acid produced by decaying hemlocks, cedars, and spruces along the river's banks. There are various view points and a small observation deck above the falls. Don't be shocked if you spot a bear or a fox, there's tons of wildlife in this area!

Distance

1 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Munising Township, Michigan

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Cool spot!

Breathtaking views, easy to access, and definitely worth checking out. One of the largest falls in the area, can’t miss!

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