Chippewa County Waterfalls
The information provided below has been scaled using a simple matrix as follows. Each Waterfall displays access, walking time and vertical drop data that pertains to that particular waterfall:
|Access||Walking Time||Vertical Drop|
|Improved Trail||15 min. or Less||5 ft. and Under|
|Unimproved Trail||15 min. - 45 min.||5 ft. - 20 ft.|
|Little or No Trail||45 min. or More||20 ft. and Over|
Lower Tahquamenon Falls
10 miles W of Paradise on M-123
- Access: Improved Trail
- Walking Time: 15 min. or Less
- Vertical Drop: 5 ft. - 20 ft.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park/Trails
Open Year Round: Yes
Located near Paradise, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, is the second largest state park in Michigan. Tahquamenon Fall State Park has more than 40 miles of hiking trails, 13 inland lakes, 24 miles of the Tahquamenon River and approximately 20,000 acres of natural area. Besides spectacular waterfalls, this park is a great place to have fun year-round. Camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing and photography are popular activities in the spring and summer.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls: Access: Improved Trail. Walking Time: 15 min. or Less. Vertical Drop: 20 ft. and Over.
Clark Lake Loop: 5.6 miles - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Emerson Trail: 1 mile - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Giant Pines Trail: 3.5 miles - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Tahquamenon Nature Trail: 1 mile - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Tahquamenon River Trail: 4 miles - Hiking
Tahquamenon Wilderness Loop: 7.4 miles - Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, nearly 40,000 acres in size, is one of Michigan's most unique birding locations. Migrating birds using Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula to enter or return from Canada, pass through the park every spring and fall. More than 300 species, including the rarities, have been documented using this migration corridor. Birds of Tahquamenon Link: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_12145_12202---,00.html
Boat Launch: A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore). The site is signed. Toilets available. 13 parking spaces available at the access site. State Park rules apply. A State Park entrance permit is required. Operated by Tahquamenon Falls State Park.