Dead River Falls

HARD 43 reviews

Dead River Falls is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marquette, Michigan that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

river

waterfall

rocky

Beautiful water falls! Crossing the river can be difficult but the area you get to is great. You can stay on the same side though and still get to the end waterfall, just cant jump off from that side! Bring sturdy shoes and water.

hiking
5 days ago

A really fun trail! I enjoy the challenge of climbing some of the hills and steep areas. This is also a great trail to check out in the early winter!

2 months ago

short hike but cool views!! Lots of other people there as well.

hiking
3 months ago

very cool short hike with plenty of waterfalls.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall, but terrible footing with lots of slippery spots.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely hit this trail up, the hike is beautiful and there's endless waterfalls.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Short trip but great waterfall views!

hiking
4 months ago

Challenging climbs but worth it to see all the falls!

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite spots in Marquette! ❤️

hiking
5 months ago

Short but challenging with great views throughout

hiking
5 months ago

Love going here when I'm home! One of my favorite places. Short hike.

6 months ago

So incredible. So many water falls. We went a long way. Up rocks. Over streams. We even swam on a small beach at the end of the trail. Sensational. Shoes with sure footing a must. Bring water. This is difficult hiking and you must be in good physical condition.

7 months ago

Beautiful water falls! Crossing the river can be difficult but the area you get to is great. You can stay on the same side though and still get to the end waterfall, just cant jump off from that side!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

when I was there the trail ended for getting to the falls but when you first walk in you do have some falls right under the water pipe

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

One of the best waterfall hikes I've ever taken. Has a few difficult spots but overall a moderate hike. At least a dozen different falls. Beautiful!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This is a challenging hike as the trail is steep and tough to follow. I am not so sure we were even on a trail for parts of our hike, but we followed the river and arrived at the falls, which are well worth the hike.

We only saw a few other people relaxing at the beginning of our hike and nobody else after that until we arrived back to the car. Wear good shoes for this hike.

Monday, May 23, 2016

MY favorite hiking spot. I've hooked it during every season and it's beautiful all year long. i wouldn't say it's a difficult hike at all (that's why I have it 3 stars). I did this hike when I was 9 months pregnant, just a couple of days before delivering. i probably wouldn't bring small children because of the big drop offs. it seems a little dangerous.

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

First hill is VERY STEEP. BUT I would highly recommend this hike. It's better in spring than winter (trust me)

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Steep steep steep but worth every step! The falls are so powerful and beautiful!

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

After reading some of the reviews of the difficulty level we were a bit hesitant to try this trail - so glad we decided to go! The trail was a challenge (which we love), but definitely not over the top. It was great practice for an upcoming trip to the Rockies. The waterfalls and scenery are just beautiful and we appreciated how remote it felt in spite of being so close to the city.

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