Waterfalls - Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Cannonshot, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I put together a GPS file that contains waypoints for many of the waterfalls in the UP of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. I thought it would be interesting for riders to submit photos of these falls. Many riders live close to some of these sites, and many others travel through these areas on their rides.

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    I'll publish a list in one of these posts that will indicate who posted photos for which falls so we know what is documented and what is not. Don't hesitate to submit additional photos of a falls already covered. Views change with the seasons and varied views are useful.
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    Some of the falls can be viewed by driving right up to them. These are marked with a vehicle icon. Some require a short walk on a park or wayside trail. These are marked with a camera icon. Some require short runs of bushwhacking or a long hike on a trail. These are marked with a hiking icon.

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    Some of the waypoints may need refinement, so if you get a better GPS fix when you visit a waterfall, please include that information with your photo post.

    For some of the more obscure locations, I may be able to provide more clues about the hike in. PM to see if I have more information.

    This fille can used like some others I have prepared (historical markers, heritage sites, etc) as part of background information for planning your own ride. Compare your route with the waypoints in this file and pull off waterfalls that you might want to visit that are proximate to your route.

    The GPS file can be downloaded here.
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  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    May, June, and winter are nice times to photograph these falls.

    10 Foot Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    40 Foot Falls Cannonshot
    Agate Falls (MI) Cannonshot, kingbee
    Alder Falls (MI) kingbee
    Alger Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Amnicon Falls (WI) cwc, Cannonshot
    Au Train Falls (MI) freefllow, Yooper_Bob, Cannonshot

    Beaver Falls (MN) Klay, echo4bravo
    Big Bull Falls (WI) Cannonshot
    Big Falls (MI) kingbee
    Big Manitou Falls (WI) cwc

    Big Pup Falls (MI) CharlieT, kingbee
    Big Smokey Falls (WI) Cannonshot
    Birch Falls (MI)
    Black River Falls (MI) Yooper_Bob
    Black Slate Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Bonanza Falls (MI) Yooper_Bob, Cannonshot
    Bond Falls (MI) Cannonshot, rickcorwn, Network Monkey
    Bridal Veil Falls (MI) HOT DAMN!
    Brownstone Falls (WI) cwc

    Brushy Creek Falls (MI)
    Bull Falls (WI Florence Co)) ddn, Cannonshot
    Bull Falls (WI Marinette Co) Cannonshot

    Bulldog Falls (MI)
    Canyon Falls (MI) Network Monkey
    Carney Rapids (WI) Daamud

    Carp River Falls (MI)
    Cascade Falls (MI) Yooper_Bob
    Cascade Falls Osceola (WI)
    Cascade River Falls (MN) Klay
    Cedar Falls (MI)
    Chapel Falls (MI) rickcorwn
    Chicagon Falls (MI)
    Chippewa Falls (MI)

    Cliff 40 Falls (MI) kingbee
    Conglomerate Falls (MI) cwc
    Copper Adit Falls (MI)
    Copper Falls (MI)

    Copper Falls (WI) cwc

    Craigs Falls Upper & Lower (MI) Cannonshot
    Cross River Falls (MN) Cannonshot, echo4bravo
    Dault's Falls (MI)
    Daves Falls (WI) Daamud

    Dee Lundeen Falls (MI)
    Devils Kettle (MN) rickcorwn, ech5bravo
    Douglas Houghton Falls (MI)
    Duppy Falls (MI)
    Eagle River Falls (MI) echo4bravo

    East Branch Huron River Falls (MI)
    Ecstasy Falls (MI)

    Eight Foot Falls (WI) Daamud
    Eighteen Foot Falls (WI) Daamud

    Ely Falls (MI)
    Erick's Falls (MI) kingbee
    Falls River Falls (MI)
    Fenners Falls (MI)

    Fifth Falls (MN) Klay
    First Falls Gwinn (MI)
    Fonferek Falls (WI) freeflow
    Foster Falls (WI) cwc, kingbee

    Four Foot Falls (WI) Cannonshot
    Fumee Falls (MI) Daamud
    Gabbro Falls (MI) kingbee
    Gile Falls (WI) cwc, Cannonshot

    Gomanche Falls (MI)
    Gooseberry Middle Lower (MN) Cannonshot, echo4bravo
    Gooseberry Upper (MN) echo4bravo
    Gorge Falls (MI) cwc
    Granite Rapids Falls (MI) Kingbee
    Havens Falls (MI) rickcorwn, Cannonshot, Daamud, PMC
    Haymeadow Falls (MI) Yooper_Bob

    Haypress Falls (MI)
    Hidden Falls (MN) Klay, SSG B
    High Falls Baptism (MN) echo4bravo
    High Falls Dam (WI) Daamud
    High Falls Pigeon (MN) divotdm

    Hogback Falls (MI)
    Hogger Falls (MI)

    Holyoke Falls (MI)
    Horsehoe Falls (MI)
    Horseshoe Falls (WI) Cannonshot, Daamud
    Horserace Rapids (MI) ddn

    Huron Creek Falls (MI)
    Hurricane River Rapids (MI) Cannonshot
    Iagoo Falls (MI)
    Jacobs Falls (MI) Cannonshot, echo4bravo, PMC, gettr
    Jennings Falls (WI)
    Jumbo Falls (MI) kingbee
    Kakabika Falls (MI) kingbee, Cannonshot

    Keshena Falls (WI) Cannonshot
    Kimball Falls (WI) cwc
    Kukuck's Falls (MI)

    LaSalle Falls (WI) ddn
    Laughing Whitefish Falls (MI) HOT DAMN!, Cannonshot
    Lester Park Waterfalls (MN) Klay

    Letherby Falls (MI) Reddog
    Little Falls (MI)
    Little Garlic Falls (MI)
    Little Manitou Falls (WI) cwc
    Little Miners Falls (MI)
    Little Quinnesec Falls (MI/WI) Cannonshot
    Little Trap Falls (MI)
    Little Union Gorge Falls (MI)
    Little Bull Falls (WI)
    Long Slide Falls (WI)
    Lost Creek Falls (WI)
    Lower Dead River Falls (MI)
    Lower Falls Dam (MI)
    Lower Gratiot Falls (MI)
    Lower Hungarian Falls (MI)

    Lower Huron Falls B E (MI) Reddog, kingbee, madwrench
    Lower Montreal Falls (MI) gettr

    Lower Silver Falls (MI)
    Manabezho Falls (MI) kingbee
    Manakiki Falls (MI) kingbee
    Manganese Falls (MI) Casnnonshot
    Manido Falls (MI) rickcorwn
    McClintock Rapids (WI) ddn

    McClure Dam Falls (MI)
    Mex-I-Min-E Falls (MI) kingbee
    Meyers Falls (WI) Cannonshot

    Middle Carp River Falls (MI)
    Middle Falls Pigeon (MN) Cannonshot
    Middle Silver Falls (MI)
    Miners Falls (MI) kingbee
    Minnehaha (MN) rickcorwn, MN rider, Grainbelt

    Minneopa Falls (MN)
    MNA Memorial Falls (MI)

    Morgan Meadow Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Morgan Falls (WI) MAXNX, cwc

    Mosquito Falls (MI)
    Munising Falls (MI) rickcorwn
    Narrows Falls Rapids (MI)
    Nawadaha Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Neepikon Falls (MI)
    No Name Falls (MI)
    Nonesuch Falls (MI)
    Now and Then Falls (Amnicon SP) Cannonshot
    O Kun de Kun Falls (MI) kingbee

    Ogemaw Falls (MI)
    Onion Falls (MI)
    Otter Falls (MI)

    Overlooked Falls (MI)
    Page Crk Falls (MI)

    Partridge Falls (MN) Cannonshot, FirstPath
    Pemene Falls (MI/WI) Cannonshot
    Peterson Falls (MI/WI) cwc

    Pewabic Falls (MI)
    Pier's Gorge (MI/WI) ddn, Cannonshot
    Pine River Falls (WI) ddn

    Pinnacle Falls (MI)
    Plover Falls (MI)
    Plumbago Falls (MI)

    Potato Falls Upper & Lower (WI) cwc
    Potawatomi Falls (MI) cwc
    Powerhorn Falls (MI) kingbee

    Power Dam Falls (MI)
    Power House Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Prickett Dam Falls (MI)
    Quartzite Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Queen Anne's Falls (MI)
    Quincy Falls (MI)
    Quiver Falls (MI/WI) Daamud, Cannonshot
    Rainbow Falls (WI) cwc

    Rapid River Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Reany Falls (MI)
    Ravine River Falls (MI)
    Red Granite Falls (WI)
    Redridge Dam (MI) Reddog
    Ripley Falls (MI)
    Rock River Falls (MI)

    Root Beer Falls (MI) kingbee
    Sable Falls (MI) ddn

    Sand Portage Falls (MI/WI)
    Sandstone Falls (MI) cwc
    Sandstone Creek Falls (MI)
    Saxon Falls (MI/WI) cwc
    Schweitzer Falls (MI)
    Scott Falls (MI)

    Second Falls Gwinn (MI) Cannonshot
    Shining Cloud Falls (MI)
    Silver Bell Falls (MI) Cannonshot, HOT DAMN!
    Silver Creek Falls (MI)
    Silver River Falls (MI) Cannonshot

    Silver River Falls LA (MI) gettr
    Siskiwit Falls (WI) Cannonshot
    Slate River Falls (MI)
    Slide Falls (MI)
    Smalley Falls (WI) Daamud, Cannonshot
    Snake Pit Falls (WI)
    Snake Rapids (MI)
    Sparrow Rapids (MI)

    Spray Falls (MI) kingbee, jzee, msprygada
    Spring Camp Falls (WI) cwc

    St Louis Falls (MI)
    Strong Falls (WI) ddn. madwrench
    Sturgeon River Falls (MI)
    Superior Falls (MI/WI) Cannonshot,cwc
    Tahquamenon Falls - Upper (MI) freeflow, Grainbelt, Cannonshot
    Tahquamenon Falls - Lower (MI) Cannonshot

    Tannery Falls (MI)
    Temperance Falls 1 (MN) Cannonshot
    Temperance River Gorge (MN) Cannonshot, Network Monkey

    The Cascades (MN)
    Tibets Falls (MI)

    Tioga Falls (MI)
    Tioga Park Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Tobacco Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Tourist Park Dam Falls (MI) Cannonshot

    Trap Rock River Falls (MI)
    Trapper Falls (MI)
    Trestle Falls (MI)
    Trout Falls (MI)
    Turkey Neck Falls (MI)
    Twelve Foot Falls (WI) Daamud; Cannonshot
    Two Step Falls (MN) Klay

    Unnamed Big Garlic 1 (MI)
    Unnamed Big Garlic 5 (MI)
    Unnamed Big Garlic 234 (MI)
    Unnamed Falls River (MI)

    Unnamed Hungarian Falls X3 (MI) ddn
    Unnamed Ravine River Falls (MI)
    Unnamed Silver Falls (MI)
    Unnamed Silver River Falls X3 (MI)
    Unnamed Creek Dead River (MI)
    Upper Carp River Falls (MI)

    Upper Dead River Falls (MI)
    Upper Falls Brule (MN) echo4bravo
    Upper Gratiot Falls (MI)
    Upper Hungarian Falls (MI)

    Upper Letherby Falls (MI)
    Upper Montreal Falls (MI) gettr
    Upper Reany Falls (MI)
    Upper Silver Falls (MI)
    Upper Sturgeon Falls (MI)
    Upson Falls (WI) cwc, Cannonshot
    Vermillion Falls (MN) Klay
    Veteran's Park and Falls (WI) Daamud
    Victoria Dam (MI) Cannonshot
    Wagner Falls (MI) kingbee, Yooper_Bob, Cannonshot
    Warner Falls (MI) yooperbikemike
    Washburn Falls (WI) ddn
    Wequiock Falls (WI) freeflow
    West Branch Huron Falls (MI) kingbee

    West Branch Sturgeon Falls (MI)
    West Branch Yellow Dog Falls (MI)
    White City Falls (MI)

    Whitefish Falls (MI) Cannonshot
    Willow River (WI) Mudflaps

    Wolf River Dalles (WI) Cannonshot
    Wren Falls (WI) kingbee

    Waumdotte Falls (Wyandotte) (MI)
    Wylie Dam Falls (MI)
    Yellow Dog Falls (MI) kingbee

    Yondota Falls (MI) kingbee, Cannonshot
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  3. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Quartzite Falls SE of L'Anse MI

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  4. Cannonshot

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    Black Slate Falls SE of L'Anse MI

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    Bond Falls North of Watersmeet MI

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    BOND FALLS -- The beauty of Upper Michigan is making national headlines once again.

    According the CNN, Bond Falls is one of the top ten waterfalls in the United States. These falls are located on the Ontonagon River in the western Upper Peninsula, two and a half miles east of Paulding on Bond Falls Road.

    Bond Falls has a 40-foot drop, extending 100 feet wide then dividing into smaller cascades. This Michigan state scenic site is very accessible, with a boardwalk leading visitors to a viewing point.
    For the full list of top ten waterfalls, click here.
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    Superior Falls NW of Hurley WI

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  8. Cannonshot

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    Agate Falls North of Watersmeet MI

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    Someone could get a better shot of this I'm sure.
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    Interesting bridge crosses at the falls (now an ORV trail).
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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Jacobs Falls E of Eagle River MI

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  10. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I remembered that I had a couple of routes put together for waterfall tours in NE WI that I never got around to proof riding. I put the files up for download if someone wants to give them a spin.

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  11. rickcorwn

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    Great thread!

    Chapel Falls in Pictured Rocks Nat. Lakeshore *Correction* this is Upper Chapel Falls
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    Manido Falls in the Presque Isle State Park
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    Minnehaha falls Minneapolis
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    Here's an additional one for Burns Falls, the only reason I got here was the fabulous track Cannonshot provided for CADVR :deal
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    Found another one Munising Falls again in the Pictured Rocks Nat. Lakeshore.
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  13. Cannonshot

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    Silver Bell Falls West of Munising

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    It could have used a little more water.
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  14. jonsom

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    Here is a photo of Minnehaha Falls on March 5th 2011.

    Attached Files:

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    Antenna for studying fish.
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  16. Daamud

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  17. Cannonshot

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    These are from the Wabeno event. They are in Marinette County, but I can't remember which is which. Can anyone identify these falls?

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    Identified: Horseshoe Falls (WI) Marinette Co
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    High Falls Pigeon River (as opposed to High Falls Baptism River - also north shore)
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  20. Daamud

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