Explore the most popular trails near Wakefield Twp with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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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

Absolutely stunning!

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.

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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3 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.

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

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

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.

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

Easy and fun.

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.

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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