Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls

EASY 27 reviews

Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newberry, Michigan that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
14 days ago

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.

20 days ago

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.

hiking
21 days ago

30 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

hiked between two falls. A moderate hike.

walking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

hiking
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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Very scenic. Paved and high traffic

hiking
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Awesome trail! Be sure to bring your swimsuit!

hiking
Saturday, August 09, 2014

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