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Top 5 hike in Michigan for sure, if not #1 or #2. Must do it.

Nothing compares to that moment I stepped out of the woods and saw the majestic sandstone cliffs as far as the eye could see. It was as though I had walked to the edge of the world. Lake Superior was pristine and great for a swim in the middle of the hike, and the views just got better the farther along the cliffs I hiked. The only downside was the occasional noisy tour boat.

Nice hike, a lot of mud on the trail between the paved/boardwalked upper and lower falls viewing areas if you are worried about getting dirty and only a handful of views along this trail but still fun to hike when it gets off of the river flats. If you are planing on doing the brewery at the upper falls, would recommend you start at the lower hike up and eat/drink then take the shuttle bus back down to the lower. There is row boat rentals at the lower falls to go out to the island for better views of the lower falls.

One of my all time favorite hikes. Started out on the chapel falls side and loved the views of the lake and cliffs. Stopped at the beach campground for a nap in the hammock and lunch then finished up the return on the mosquito falls side. Get there early for a parking spot as the lot fills up quick.

The view is incredible when you get to the cliffs and water. A must if you are into hiking!

2 months ago

The main loop is very easy as it is a road, but it is fun once you venture off into the side trails. I enjoy walking along the cliff trail which is more difficult, but well worth it to see the lake. Only downside is how crowded some spots can be during the summer.

2 months ago

One of my favorite short hikes in Michigan. Keep going south on the ridge all the way to Treat Farm if you want a real adventure!

2 months ago

Try to go at sunset for a breathtaking view.

Spectacular views. The part in the woods was very serene and peaceful. Very windy along the coast and we had a lot of sand blown in our face and eyes- I had a buff around my neck which I was able to pull up over my face and that helped quite a bit.

4 months ago

Beautiful. Highly recommend staying the night on the campsite that's on the point of the lake. Watch for bears on the cliff infront of you!

Incredible views once you reach the lake

4 months ago

Easy hike on well maintained trail with fantastic views of Lake Michigan.

Amazing views and such a diverse trail experience, from wooded waterfalls, to the Pictured Rocks shore, to riverside. Just beautiful. Go early in the morning to avoid too many people!

amazing view. pristine wilderness. vast.

This was a great hike!Long but not to difficult. So many views and great nature along the way. This is muddy in multiple areas so dress appropriately. Waterfalls are ehh.. but the lake shore is gorgeous. Bears were in the area the other week so make sure you are prepared and take the correct measures.

Short easy hike with a large roaring waterfall. expect to get some mist on you

very crowded. this would make for a great spot in the summer. Cliff jumping is very popular

5 months ago

Great, short hike in in the Sleeping Bear area. Good western view for sunsets.

Super short and easy hike, and the falls are gorgeous. A true hidden gem in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! Take an hour out of your day and go here!

Good trail, well marked, don't think I would call it easy though. The falls at either end are beautiful, didn't see any wildlife aside from the squirrels. FYI if you have a dog the upper falls viewing areas may be difficult for them to reach. There are 100 steps down to the viewing areas which are all made of metal grates that my dogs paws (he's 45 lbs.) would easily go through.

The best part of this trail is the back four miles don't stop at the waterfalls you'll completely regret it.

Hike the Black Rocks. It's so cool

5 months ago

Although the trail was rated as easy, it was not easy for me as there were many tree roots that presented tripping hazards. It was very nice in the woods and we only encountered a few hikers. The descent for the trail followed the Lake Superior shoreline that provided a beautiful view!

Hiked this in late September. Really enjoyed the views of both the falls and the river. Even though most of this hike was through woods the bugs were barely noticeable. I'm sure that in the middle of summer they may be a nuisance. Trail was well defined.

Fascinating views, beautiful nature!

Awesome hike, beautiful scenery, more complicated than some would think. Not for the faint of heart.

Very easy, highly trafficked short hike. Good for a warm up with a beautiful "pay-off" view of the Falls.

This is a beautiful and spectacular trail. We took the 3+ mile trail to Chapel Beach and then hiked along the North Country Trail on the top of Pictured Rocks for about 4 miles and finally back to the trailhead. We did not do Chapel Falls because we previously hiked it. The total was about 10 miles and it took about 6 hours since we stopped so many times to take in the amazing views. One of our group rated it right up there with the Grand Canyon. Would highly recommend this part of the trail.

6 months ago

Easy trail for hiking or mountain biking. Can do as an out and back or connect with the boundary trail to Swamp Line for a loop. The north section is a two-track until you get to the Nebo Cabin, then the trail narrows. There is a warming shelter near the connection to the South Boundary Trail. Definitely worth the side trip up Mt. Nebo. The south trail is a relatively straight climb, the north loop winds through trees and is steeper.

You can see Chapel Falls, Rock and Beach by walking about 6.5-7 total miles. The description makes it sound like 9+ may be required, but that is true only if you want to see Mosquito Falls too.

Make sure to hit the beach up as the view is stunning.

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