Black River Waterfalls is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ironwood, Michigan that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.4 miElevation gain101 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
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46.658891, -90.0437465
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Steve Brasch
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Nice walk to the falls. Saw one woodpecker.

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Josh Kowalke
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Ryan Gutchewsky
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Nice waves. Upstream very picturesque. Excellent!

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Kayla Kephart
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A LOT OF STAIRS. Very pretty views and decently maintained trails. The only trail I didn't care for was Rainbow Falls. It was a very bad angle to see the falls. Otherwise... GREAT.

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Kayla Clark
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Douglas Rogers
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Beautiful waterfalls. Lots of stairs to get views of them but well worth it.

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Casey R
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Nice trail but I wish there were better open views of the falls

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Scott Miklovic
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We took the trail along all four waterfalls. It was about 5 miles round trip. Beautiful scenery that runs along the river gorge. Couple of great spots to fill up and filter water too. We hiked in late June and only encountered a couple mosquitoes and no flies. Definitely would recommend.

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Cole Ely
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Relatively short trails situated between multiple waterfalls with lookouts. Able to get down to the river to climb around in certain areas. A fair number of stairs to climb to accomplish this. Good parking situation at each of the waterfall locations.

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Winand Westra
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very beautifull!!! there's actually a way bigger trail through all the waterfalls but we just jumped around and seen them individualy

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Mike Burns
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My wife and I took our then 18 month old and had a great time.

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Dalia Meram
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The stairs to Sandstone falls are no joke. Some aren’t leveled, so I paced myself. Potawatomi and Gorge were easy. They were short and ground was fairly leveled, except for some roots and mud. Great Conglomerate falls path was fairly leveled for the first half and descended for the second half. Going down was easier than going up. The views were worth it though...at all the falls!! I didn’t get close to Sandstone because there were more stairs and the sun had gone down. I wanted to give myself plenty of time going up before it got dark. Four falls within 1.5 hours. Not bad!!

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Emma Woelkers
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There’s actually 5 different waterfalls, each with their own parking lot and hike if you follow the black river scenic byway. Sandstone galls were our favorite!

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Phil M
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Much more to this trail than what is shown. This is part of a handful of waterfalls in a short section along the Black river with a trail linking the upper falls. The lower fall is accessible from both sides of the river, the far side by crossing the bridge at the harbor and following the north country trail.. A lot of fun to snowshoe here in the winter also :)

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Penny Lancor
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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.

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Mike Burns
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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.

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Shawn Richter
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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.

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@ Hopsandhiking
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Tara Miller
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Josh Freed
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Mike Breckheimer
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Pete Johnson
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Robert Sherwood
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Elena Joy Sasieta
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Lisa Rogers
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Garrett Layman
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Kristen Koenig
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Roxie Bell
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Roy Atkinson
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Tabitha Sue
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