Miners Falls

The Miners Falls trail is located in the western portion of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore park.

Round-trip: 1.2 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Location: Munising, MI

Click here for Google Map of the trail.

The trail to 39 ft high Miners Falls is best to visit in the spring because the falls are at their fullest and there are so many wildflowers to see along the way. Be sure not to miss the nearby unique rock formation called Miners Castle during your visit.

From Munising take H-58 east for 5 miles and then turn left onto Miners Castle road. Drive 3.7 miles and turn right onto the dirt road marked Miners Falls and then drive .5 mile to the parking lot. The parking area has parking for RVs and there are pit toilets available.

This popular hike appears in a few guidebooks including the Waterfalls of Michigan, and 199 Michigan Waterfalls, if you want to check them out.

The trail starts from the parking area and the path through the forest is well-marked. You will hear the sound of the waterfall when you are getting close. The hike ends in a series of stairs leading up to the lookout. 

The first viewing area doesn’t give the best view because of the number of trees. If you head down the stairs to the second viewing area where you can experience the roar of the falls while you take in the impressive view. You may experience a bit of spray from the falls depending on the wind direction and how high the water is flowing.

There isn’t a trail to the bottom of the falls because the area is slippery and muddy, and heading down there on your own is not recommended by the park.

Nearby trails include Chapel Falls, Grand Portal Point, and Spray Falls.

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