hiking

forest

The Road into the trail head is terrible. The hike was super wet and It may be due to the rain. The water views of the streams were not good because it was swamp like. Was not able to make it to the lake because the trail was flooded.

backpacking
26 days ago

Great trail, tons of large old trees. friend and I climbed large cliff and slept on ridge. It was raining when we first trekked in, but we enjoyed the adventure.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Nice views on the morning. Some mud and black flies at the trailhead, but get better later on

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Thankfully the moderator allowed the trail to be put in the proper location so I'm redoing my review of this trail. The road to the trail-head is well marked on Forest Road 400. The trail itself seems to be moderately used going to the waterfall, but along the way we noticed that there was a faded sign pointing up the hill to an upper loop. This is really easy to miss because the trail looks like it gets very light use. I recommend going up instead of just going out to the waterfall if you love to hike, see great views, and enjoy the forest.

On the upper trail there are several lookouts over the valleys around the hill that are really beautiful. My wife and I would have loved to be up there during fall colors, or a sunset. The forest is really beautiful also. Lots of diversity, lots of rotting trees on the ground that have many kinds of mushrooms and moss growing on them. It is a bit strenuous to get up there though, but well worth it.

The waterfall was good but not as impressive as the photos I had seen. I think if we were there during higher water on the river it would be better. There were some mosquitoes at the waterfall due to standing water, but we encountered none on the upper trail. But the hike to the waterfall was absolutely beautiful, so it made it all worth it.

I'm hesitant to recommend the trail because of the natural beauty of it and more traffic will ruin some of that beauty, but I also want others to enjoy the experience we did also. Thankfully you won't need to spend an hour searching for it like we did :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Easy trail. Great old forest.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

hiking
Saturday, January 18, 2014

My husband, two teens and I hiked this trail during January. It is beautiful covered in snow. Hiking trails are more strenuous since you are hiking through calf deep snow. At points the trails are pretty steep.

hiking
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I hiked this with my wife and 9 month old. The waterfalls are beautiful and all have great steps and viewing platforms. Hidden gem in the far northwest of Michigan.

hiking
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beautiful up there, we did the river hike, where we were literally climbing up small waterfalls, so much fun however not recommended if you are along.