Tahquamenon Falls Lower Falls Trail

Michigan

Distance4.3mi
Elevation Gain700ft
Trailhead Elevation711ft
Top724ft
Elevation Min/Max619/724ft
Elevation Start/End711/711ft

Tahquamenon Falls Lower Falls Trail

Tahquamenon Falls: Lower Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Chippewa County and Luce County, Michigan. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 711 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 700 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms.

Tahquamenon Falls: Lower Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Mention Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and most Michigan nature lovers think of the famous waterfalls. The Upper Falls, nearly 50 feet high and 200 feet across, is a well-known icon. Its sibling, the roaring series of drops known as the Lower Falls, is a beauty in its own right.

The Upper Falls may well be Michigan’s most famous, but it is not the only superlative in these parts. Between the falls, beside the river, is the largest old-growth hardwood forest remnant in the eastern U.P. This virgin forest features 2,300 acres of sugar maple, American beech, eastern hemlock, and yellow birch. Few and far between are the remaining significant chunks of Michigan’s old-growth forest. The last large stands are here, along the Tahquamenon River and in the Porcupine Mountains and Sylvania Wildernesses. Add this all together and you have the makings of an outstanding hike."

Tahquamenon Falls: Lower Falls Trail Reviews

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7/22/2010
I love this trail. Here you will see the true beauty of the UP
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10/20/2009
first time here, great trail! going from lower to upper the end reward is brilliant. there is an outdoor fireplace to warm up and a brewpub!
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8/17/2009
Great hike along the river from the lower to the upper falls. side hike through the woods not so good.
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10/5/2007
Upper Falls were nice, but the Lower Falls area was more beautiful. You can rent a rowboat to go out to the island near the Lower Falls. Nice overlooks, trail well maintained, boardwalk.
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Trail Information

Moderate
Skill Level
Tahquamenon Falls State Park (906) 492-3415
Local Contacts
USGS Timberlost, Betsy Lake South
Local Maps

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Sep 2018