October 1, 2018

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Sable Falls

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is known for its stunning rock formations, massive cliffs, and elegant waterfalls. It is an outdoor adventurers dream paradise. Nature’s finest. Sable Falls is no exception.

Located on the east side of the park near Grand Marais, Sable Falls drops over 75 feet over sandstone formations on its way to Lake Superior. It’s a multi-layered waterfall that is best viewed in the Spring after the snow melt but is beautiful any time of the year.

It is a short walk from the parking area to the waterfall but does include a lot of stairs. The trail continues about a half mile past the falls down to Lake Superior and the mouth of Sable Creek. If you have the time to do the hike, I recommend it. Not only do you get to see Lake Superior but also a glimpse at the Grand Sable Dunes.

Getting to Sable Falls

From Grand Marais, take H-58 about a mile to the parking area. It will be on the right.  From Munising follow H-58 through the park for about 47 miles, past the Grand Sable visitor center. The parking area will be on the left. Keep in mind that this is also the trailhead to the North Country Trail.

For more information or to see what other waterfalls are in the area, visit National Park Service Pictured Rocks Waterfalls.

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