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Without a question, probably one of the best hikes in Michigan. Super easy trail to follow and the colors were still amazing.

This is gorgeous trail!! It was slightly challenging as there were a lot of steep inclines, and I was carrying a baby. The trail was very well labeled, and it's a great workout! Definitely a recommendation to other hikers, and I look forward to going back.

This was a very nice and easy paved trail. The viewing points for the waterfall were gorgeous. This is perfect for those people who want to see the falls in a quick and easy manner. We went on a Saturday around 4 in the afternoon and there were LOTS of people there. I was actually surprised how busy it was. Definitely take the 94 steps to the bottom to get closer to the falls. It is worth it!

This trail is beautiful. We hiked this trail on October 5 and there was quite a bit of fall color. There were no bugs at all and the weather was a little chilly, but not too bad overall. On the chapel trail there were a few parts where it was muddy, but it was not too difficult. However, the mosquito trail portion seemed to be mostly mud and water. There had been a storm the day before, so that definitely made everything wetter. It took us about five hours to finish the loop and the views along the rocks are not to be missed. Chapel rock and Beach were two of our favorites especially when you have a little bit of fall color on top of the rocks. There were not too many people on the trail and it was very peaceful. At times it was completely silent, which was a little spooky :) Overall I would highly recommend this trail, but make sure you have good waterproof boots!

Absolutely a gorgeous hike in the fall. With plenty of places to stop and take pictures, catch your breath from the hills or just the beauty, I’d say give yourself a good 7-8 hours to hike this trail. Keep an eye on weather leading up to your trip because plenty of low lying spots get muddy. Temps can vary, coastal temps are much cooler than inland so wear layers. No wildlife was seen but plenty of people. Only serious hikers should attempt the loop, most regulars turn back at he beach so it will be quiet and lonely walking the cliffs to mosquito falls. Enjoy the peace and solitude this trail brings. Quite a special Michigan adventure!

Great fun. Different loops so you can do as little or as much as you’d like. This trail takes you through varied landscapes and fauna.

walking
12 days ago

Easily accessible and well groomed. Worth the views!

I went from Mosquito around to chapel. Very picturesque. I got confused a couple time where the trail wasnt marked well. But hey!! I made it out !!

The good part of the trail was under construction so you couldn’t see anything. I’m sure it’s cool when it’s open

Amazing hike but with the side hikes for the views ended up being 12 miles. Was worth every step. Truly amazing

Beautiful view of awesome water falls. Can get really close to the Falls. People should remember to wear proper shoes, can be slippery.

hiking
29 days ago

Love going to Bond Falls. The size and beauty of the falls is surprising. It is a great place to bring guests.

My wife and I made the trip on this trail, to reap the wonderful reward, a view that is spellbinding! The clouds seem to be touchable from atop the bluff. The benches make a comfortable place to ponder the legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes, as the "cubs" (North and South Manitou Island) are easily visible from the bluff. Allow yourself some quiet time at the turn around to listen to the clarity and peace of nature on this trail. There is a friendly chipmunk that visited us also , sit still and be quiet, I bet he or she(?),will introduce itself to you!

Spectacular. We very much enjoyed the hike and sights.

This is my family's favorite trail, we try to come up here once a year to enjoy it! It is a great mix of lake views, forest, islands and hills. There is a swimming area at the bottom of a small dune to cool off if you get too warm. Just a great place to take a hike!

Amazing views.

Had a lot of rainfall the day I went and the falls were powerful! Beautiful to see!

Beautiful trail. Inclines for half a mile to the Point; lovely stands of birch and wild columbine in May. Once out on the dunes, the views are amazing. After the Point, trail dips back into the woods and spits out on even more incredible duneage, covered with sand cherry shrubs and moss. Unfortunately, I somehow managed to connect myself with the neighboring trail at Hidden Lake and got lost - had to backtrack and found people who were kind enough to drive me back to the trailhead. Definitely study the map before heading out, is my advice, because getting back up the dune from the adjacent trail would have been murder.

I hiked this trail just last Sunday! It was absolutely the best trail, ever!!! The views were gorgeous, the trail was well-marked, etc. I cannot say enough good about this trail...it’s simply a “must do!” Happy hiking!!! :)

Oh! And the bugs....there weren’t any!!

falls are definitely something to see. very nice trail.

Easy out and back worth the effort.

Nice falls, easy to get to and not to many people in the morning.

1 month ago

short trail but a wonderful 50 foot waterfall :-)

Brought our large dog. Lots of other walkers, several w dogs. Hike was fairly easy w moderate elevation changes. Tricky part (at least w a large dog) was the wooden boardwalk as you approached the bluff. VERY narrow-not enough room for us to walk one direction and another hiker the other direction. A bit crowded overlooking the lake but the view was simply spectacular. No regrets!

It’s beautiful but very busy.

We took our baby and this was a nice comfortable hike with her in a carrier. Not stroller friendly due to many stairs. Pretty waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick trail from parkway my lot to viewing stand. Trail is wide smooth and well maintained. Not very view of the waterfall from the lower platform

Great trail and super-fun climb past the viewing platform to stand at the bottom of the falls and feel the mist!

beautiful fall and love to feel the mist when stand front of the fall

Easy trail to very nice waterfalls. They were constructing a staircase to the bottom of the falls when we were there (8/29/18).

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