The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park's 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second.

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.

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.

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

Can get quite muddy!

would recommend doing this hike to get a wide range of terrain and forest while seeing both of the falls

Lots of stairs but beautiful hike--the views of the upper falls are fantastic! Easy to moderate (because of stairs).

Beautiful trail, but very muddy and more difficult because of the mud. Ended up taking the shuttle back at Lower Falls instead of hiking back, as 5 miles took 3 hours. Would definitely recommend hiking boots for this one! Beautiful trail, lots of climbs and descents, gorgeous scenery and nature.

Great trail. Walked from the upper to the lower. Lots of tree roots and muddy areas. Take bug spray a, hat , water and a camera. Take it slow. Hilly, steps . Beautiful trail.

Hiked from Upper to Lower. Excellent hike. Nicely maintained trails and beautiful scenery. Got there at 9:30 and had the trail all to ourselves the first 2 miles. Moderate rating was accurate. A few mosquitos but as long as you expect bugs and come prepared, it doesn't detract from the experience at all. Shuttle is available to take you back to Upper falls if you're not up for the 4.5 mile return trip but make sure you have cash on you, it's a little expensive.

Loved it. Mosquitoes weren't too bad. Beautiful views.

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

An excellent introduction for younger hikers - an easy walk in the woods with a beautiful reward at the end.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

hiked between two falls. A moderate hike.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Main trail is paved, but there are other trail options- including a jaunt out & back on the NCT. Highly recommend finding the lower traffic areas. One star off for the touristy feel of the entire place & extremely high traffic areas. The falls themselves are gorgeous & well worth the trip. I recommend taking the nature trail from the upper falls parking lot & approaching them from afar- rather than funneling in with the crowd. Late afternoon seemed a much better time to be there population-wise. It was packed around 11am.

Very scenic. Paved and high traffic

Awesome trail! Be sure to bring your swimsuit!

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Beautiful scenery, nice spots for taking pictures and overall an easy trek.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Upper and lower falls are beautiful. The trails are well marked and have boardwalks near the falls. The trails is approximately 4.8 miles one way. We were there early in the day and not many other hikers. If you go later in the day, there is a shuttle between the upper and lower falls making it only the 4.8 mile hike. We only did about 2 miles near the lower falls and the trail was peaceful. As we had another hike planned for later, we drove up to the upper falls.
Well worth the visit to Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Hiked the 8 mile trail connecting the lower and upper falls. (4 miles there, 4 miles back). It took 4 hrs and it was not for the faint of heart. It is swarming with mosquitoes that ignore bug spray and my husband and I picked off 6 ticks. It was beautiful and moderately difficult. I would not bring children less then 16 yr, or you will hear a lot of whining;). Also, did the 1/4 mile trail around the island at the lower falls. I would do this with small kids.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A beautiful waterfall! The lower falls portion offers canoes to cross the river.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hiked the trail from the lower to the upper falls. Have made this trek several times over several years. If you time it right you can eat a meal at Camp 44 restaurant. The falls are great. Lots of stops for pictures. Camping available at the lower falls

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