Why So Many Waterfalls?
NPS photo by Brenda St. Martin
Located within the city limits of Munising where Washington Street becomes Sand Point Road, near Munising Memorial Hospital.
Walk the paved .25 mile trail up the cool shaded sandstone canyon along Munising Creek to the base of the falls. Two sets of stairs lead to platforms to view the 50 foot waterfall as it drops over a sandstone cliff. Watch for ferns, wildflowers, and an occasional mink.
The trail is fully accessible to the central falls viewing platform. Please stay on the paved trail. Munising Falls Area Day Hikes (pdf)
Pets are permitted on the trail to Munising Falls.
NPS photo by Ed Lasich
Located about five miles north of Alger County Road H-58 off Miners Castle Road. The hike from the parking area to the waterfall is 1.2 miles round-trip.
A gravel path through the northwoods leads to two overlooks. Enjoy the Miners Falls Nature Trail and views of the Miners Basin along the way. The Miners River drops about 50 feet over a sandstone outcrop, creating this gorgeous waterfall.
There are 77 steps down to the lower viewing platform at the falls. This is an especially beautiful trail in the springtime with abundant wildflowers. Miners Falls Trail Guide (pdf)
Pets are not permitted on the trail to Miners Falls, but are allowed in the parking lot and picnic area.
Located about one mile west of Grand Marais on Alger County Road H-58.
Sable Falls tumbles 75 feet over several cliffs of Munising and Jacobsville sandstone formations on its way to Lake Superior. The first viewing platform is down a staircase with 169 steps. The hike from the parking area to this staircase steps is short.
The trail continues past the falls and down the canyon. It is about a half-mile to the beach as Sable Creek as it winds its way to Lake Superior.
Pets are not permitted on the Sable Falls trails, but are allowed in the parking lot and picnic area.
NPS photo by Gregg Bruff
Did You Know?
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area with an inland buffer zone within its boundary. It is owned by the State of Michigan, corporations, and private citizens. The zone was created to permit sustained yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. More...