• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

A short half mile round trip walk through the woods will take you to a viewing platform at the base of the scenic Wagner Falls.

Wagner Falls is an easy-to-reach waterfall right off of 94. There are parking areas on both sides of the highway so even when the trail is busy you will likely find a spot. Its close proximity to the highway and short trail make Wagner Falls the idea place to go if you are limited on time but want a rewarding view.

The trail to the falls is only a quarter-mile and ends at a viewing platform that gives the perfect perspective of Wagner Falls cascading over rocks and logs. There is a bench on the viewing platform and if you get lucky and have the place to yourself it is a peaceful spot to relax, watch the waterfall, and eat a quick snack. 

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  • Camera
  • Water
  • Michigan Recreation Pass (Info: here)
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This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls we saw while camping the Pictured Rocks area. Easy roadside parking, beautiful walks, the formed trails are beautiful and allow a great view but the real treat is off the beaten path. It is a fairly mellow hike, even after heavy rain the day before, and allowed for some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen of both waterfalls and the woods surrounding them. The only down side, I lost my sunglasses when I got back under the trees and didn't realize it until we were back to the car, a small price to pay.

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Sonja Saxe Explorer

Seattle, WA based, adventuring everywhere. I'm on an endless journey to explore and photograph the national parks' scenic backcountry!

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