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

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 131 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Snowshoeing Walking River Views Waterfall Wildlife Rocky
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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.

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Jeff Rodriguez
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HikingGreat!

A good challenging hike that’s worth finishing. The trail can get a little confusing at times but just keep following the water and you’ll stay on track.

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Brian Bopp
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Don’t miss this one! Some scrambling required but usually you can find an easier route.

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Sam Brovont
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sara Guilbault
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Erin Meadows
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Amazing and challenging hike uphill to see several waterfalls! Very worth it! Great workout and gorgeous scenery!!!

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Christine Langworthy
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Narrow well marked trail. Heavily wooded.

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D S
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Kristi DeVries
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HikingGreat!

This trail was absolutely gorgeous! It’s a moderate hike with some spots I was definitely glad I had my hiking boots on for but I enjoyed every second of it!

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Juliana Tu
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A great trail! There were some pretty steep areas as well as trees to climb over, all around very fun. The trail itself can get pretty tricky to identify at times; we definitely ended up taking some unintentional detours that ultimately made the hike harder but also more exciting. That said, as long as you are generally following the water upstream you’ll be on track. The second falls are the best, but it’s such a short hike overall that you might as well just keep going all the way to the third falls unless you’re in a rush.

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Jack Kirschnik
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Great hike

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Mercy Ferrer
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Short hike but a little treacherous hiking to the upper falls. It was so worth it!

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Traci Zerbe
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Beautiful views. A bit challenging of a climb in spots. Wear good hiking shoes/boots.

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Michelle Timmerman
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This trail was great! A bit technical in some spots and not really marked, but that’s what made it really fun. The falls were gorgeous!

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Paige Przywara
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Fun trail! Make sure to wear good hiking boots. There are some rocks that you can jump off into the water and cool little swimming pools

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nathan rains
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nice short hike. some steep sections with a lot of roots bit really cool. The first waterfall is where a lot of people stop but there are several more impressive waterfalls and swimming holes a little further up the trail that are much more private/relaxing if you want to swim and hang out.

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Heather Warren
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This trAil is super short but not marked well once you get closer to the falls. If you go straight up the super steep hill, it's a lot faster and actually easier

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Joseph Bate
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Make sure to wear study hiking shoes. The trail is short but there are plenty of times where you have stabilize yourself on sharp rocks, climb steep bluffs and overhangs. Also bring a swimsuit (and medical kit just in case) if you are the adventurous type and want to do some cliff jumping off the waterfalls. Arrive super early in the morning or late before sunset as it gets really busy.

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Abbey Zdrojewski
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This trail ended up being worth it, but because of the snow it’s very hard to find the trail. Ended up getting advice from other hikers and followed their footprints in a different route. Walked the normal route back but it was very icey. The views are worth it

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Jesse Oswald
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This is an absolutely beautiful hike! Definitely icy though, so it would be a struggle to hike in the winter without ice cleats. There are waterfalls all along this trail and wildlife everywhere!

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Eric Angerer
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Adventuring with CaptainFattie
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Cullen Lobe
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Most incredible fall colors I’ve ever seen.

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