UPDATED: Top 15 Favorite Michigan Waterfalls

It’s been nearly two years since we compiled our list of our favorite Michigan Waterfalls. While we still have not seen all 272, we have crossed a dozen or so more off of our list and thought it was about time we update our list.

These are our top 15 favorite Michigan Waterfalls, occurring in no particular order.

Manganese Falls

Number of Drops: 2
Estimated Height: 45 feet
Water Source: Manganese Creek
Location: Copper Harbor
Access: Easy, almost roadside

Manganese Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

 

Read more in A Gorge to Remember: Manganese Gorge and Pines, Waterfalls, and Mines!

Morgan Creek Falls

Number of Drops: 1
Estimated Height: 20 feet
Water Source: Morgan Creek
Location: Marquette
Access: Easy to Moderate access. Drive can provide difficulties for lower clearance vehicles.

Morgan Creek Falls
Morgan Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Leatherby Falls

Number of Drops: 2
Estimated Height: 12 feet
Water Source: West Branch Huron River
Location: Skanee
Access: Moderate

 

Leatherby Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Read more in Discover Letherby Falls

Quartzite Falls

Number of Drops: 1
Estimated Height: 5 feet
Water Source: Slate River
Location: Arvon
Access: Easy.

Quartzite Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Wagner Falls

Number of Drops: 4 that we’ve found so far
Estimated Height:
Water Source: Wagner Creek
Location: Munising
Access: Easy

Wagner Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Read more at Find Peace at Wagner Falls

Pinnacle Falls

Number of Drops: 1
Estimated Height: 15 feet
Water Source: Yellow Dog River
Location: Big Bay
Access: Moderate. Less than a mile hike but there is a very steep hill.

Pinnacle Falls

Carp River Falls

Number of Drops: 8
Estimated Height: 80 feet
Water Source: Carp River
Location: Marquette
Access: Moderate. One mile hike with one very tricky spot.

Carp River Falls
Carp River Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Bond Falls

Number of drops: 15
Estimated Height: 60 feet
Water Source: Middle Branch Ontonagon River
Location: Paulding
Access: Easy

Bond Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

 

Read more at A Bucket List Worthy Falls: Bond Falls

Ecstacy Falls

Number of Drops: 6
Estimated Height: 15 feet
Water Source: Slate River
Location: Huron Bay
Access: Difficult

Ecstacy Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Read more at A Day on Slate River

Hungarian Falls

Number of Drops: 6
Estimated Height: 150 feet
Water Source: Dover Creek
Location: Tamarack
Access: Easy, except for the final drop.

First drop of Hungarian Falls, photo by Amie Lucas
Lower Hungarian Falls
Final drop of Hungarian Falls, photo by Amie Lucas
Middle drop of Hungarian Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

Read more at Pure Awesome: Hungarian Falls

West Branch Yellow Dog River Falls

Number of Drops: 4
Estimated Height: At least 30 feet
Water Source: West Branch Yellow Dog River
Location: McCormick Wilderness Area
Access: Moderate. An easy, about one mile hike through McCormick Wilderness. However, there are no signs or markings for trails in this area so be sure to bring a GPS system and a compass.

 

West Branch Yellow Dog River Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

 

Canyon Falls

Number of Drops: 1
Estimated Height: 15 feet
Water Source: Sturgeon River
Location: Alberta
Access: Easy. Less than a mile easy hike to the waterfall. Moderate beyond the waterfall to the gorge area.

Canyon Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

 

Read more at Canyon Falls and the Gorge that Follows

Slate Falls

Number of Drops:
Estimated Height: 25 feet
Water Source: Slate River
Location: Arvon
Access: Moderate

 

Slate River Falls
Slate River Falls, photo by Amie Lucas

 

Rainbow Falls

Number of Drops: 1
Estimated Height: 45 feet
Water Source: Black River
Location: Bessemer
Access: Difficult

Rainbow Falls, photo by Steve Lucas

 

Read more at Waterfalls on the Black River Scenic Byway

Manabezho Falls

Number of Drops: 1
Estimated Height: 25 feet
Water Source: Presque Isle River
Location: Porcupine Mountains State Park
Access: Easy

Manabezho Falls

 

Read more at Waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains

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