Shining Cloud Falls

Bessemer, Michigan 49911

Shining Cloud Falls

Shining Cloud Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Shining Cloud Falls is a bit of a backcountry icon, and rightly so. This waterfall is remote, about as far from a road as you can get in the Porkies, or even for that matter, in the whole U.P. It is not a gimme. It is not one of those waterfalls you can drive up to, or walk a quarter-mile-long manicured path to reach.

That said, I think there is much more than sweat equity that elevates the Shining Cloud experience. The waterfall itself is striking, but it is only one part of a remarkable outing, a sojourn with the essence of the Porkies, its wild core. What follows is a description of one way to hike to Shining Cloud Falls. Besides being the easiest and shortest route, it is arguably the most beautiful."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day Hike
Best May through October
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tiebel Creek, Carp River
Local Maps

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Jul 2018