Zippie's Ski Trail

Miners Falls Trail

Address: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Grand Marais, MI 49839
Countie(s) trail is located in: Alger
Trail Type(s): Fishing <> Hiking
Trail Measurement: 1.2 Miles
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The Miners Falls Trail winds for 0.6 mile (1.2 round trip) into the cool, moist, shady world of the northern mixed hardwood forest. Numbered posts along the trail refer to the following paragraphs. At trail’s end you will be rewarded with a view of one of the Lakeshore’s most spectacular sights – Miners Falls. The falls of the Miners River cascade over a precipice some 60 feet high. The falls are caused by a ledge of Munising Formation sandstone, the same formation that creates Tahquamenon Falls to the east and Laughing Whitefalls to the west.
Located about five miles north of Alger County Road H-58 on Miners Castle Road. The hike is 1.2 miles round-trip.This self-guiding interpretive trail begins at the Miners Falls parking lot and ends at Miners Falls with views of the Miners Basin along the way. There are 77 steps leading down to the viewing platform at the falls where Miners River cascades some 50 feet over a sandstone outcrop.

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