Chapel Falls

Chapel Falls flows along the angled cliff slope from top to bottom
Chapel Falls

NPS photo

Quick Facts
The Chapel Falls trailhead is about 20 miles northeast of Munising

Parking - Auto, Recycling, Restroom - Seasonal, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Chapel Falls is one of the more remote park waterfalls, located about 15 miles east of Munising off Alger County Road H-58, then 5 miles north to the end of Chapel Road. From the trailhead parking lot, walk 1.2 miles on the Chapel trail to view the 60-foot high Chapel Falls as it cascades towards Chapel Lake. See the Chapel area map (pdf) for details.

Note: Chapel Road is a rough, backcountry road that sees heavy congestion in summer and early fall. The trailhead parking lot fills up quickly, often by 9 am.

The trail is on an old roadbed through an upland maple forest with several small hills. Two viewing platforms along the way provide views of the scenic Chapel Basin. After Chapel Falls, the trail continues another 1.8 miles to Chapel Rock and Lake Superior.

Pets are prohibited on all trails in the Chapel area. There is a seasonal vault toilet at the trailhead. There is no drinking water available.

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Last updated: December 13, 2022