Presque Isle River Waterfalls Loop

MODERATE 30 reviews

Presque Isle River Waterfalls Loop is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Wakefield Twp, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

As of June 2018, some users have reported that sections of this trail are closed.

4 months ago

Hiked the east trail from the south boundary road. You can park there near the bridge and get on the trail there. It’s a beautiful hike along the river and falls. The east trail is more rugged than the west trail but not difficult. Moderate would be an appropriate rating in my opinion. Hike this trail to Lake Superior and back and you will have gone appropriately 2 1/4 miles. One of my favorite hikes. Our dogs love it

4 months ago

Absolutely stunning!

4 months ago

Awesome trail to hike and the waterfalls are gorgeous. One side of the trail has lots of ups/downs but has better spots for taking pictures. The other side of the trail is mainly boardwalk. Definitely worth checking this trail out if you’re visiting the Porcupine Mountains.

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5 months ago

This loop map is incomplete! This only shows the road and the West river trail. There is a matching East river trail on the other side that is definitely worth the hike! Refer to the paper maps passed out at the entrance to see both loops. I highly recommend going North (toward the lake) for the East Trail. It has some very steep embankments that would have been torture to climb up but were okay to go down ;) Lots of stairs and boardwalks on the West river side, more rustic on the East side.

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5 months ago

1) this map doesn’t show there is an east and west trail. Make sure to do both sides of the river. 2) they give you a paper map at the entrance which shows the east trail. 3) start with the west trail to learn about the waterfalls.

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7 months ago

Pretty easy hike. The waterfalls were really cool to see and lots of easy paths.

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7 months ago

Beautiful. West trail easier and more groomed than the East side . All the Waterfalls are stunning.

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7 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall views. Some sections of the East River Trail are closed but remaining path is in good condition. Small amounts of up/down, I would rate it on the easier side of moderate.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Beautiful views, Great place to stop and enjoy the waterfalls.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

had a great time exploring! quite a few "off road" yrails you could follow to get rite down into the waterfalls. loved it!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Easy and fun.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Loved this trail! Beautiful waterfalls and wildflowers. Ended up by the lake around sunset. I loved seeing the river flowing into Lake Superior. Would definitely do this trail again.

Friday, August 19, 2016

beautiful waterfalls. love the simple catwalks to the different view points.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

This is a trail from Lake Superior up to the road bridge (approx a mile) and then back down the opposite bank. The trail follows the edge of the bank very closely on the east side. Very steep, short climbs and descents close to the drop-off. When I was there 9-27-11 trail was wet and very slick. 2 mile trail took 2 hours to complete. River falls are great with some chances to get down to the river. Lots of photo ops, birds, old growth trees and quiet. Short tough trail but well worth the effort.

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