Area Waterfalls

The Upper Peninsula offers more than 150 breathtaking waterfalls, several of which are close to the Big Powderhorn Village. Whether you want to spend a day hiking to waterfalls or just visit a few, the U.P has the waterfall for you! Below is a list of the most popular waterfalls in the area! For a larger list of the areas waterfalls click here!

For more information & directions for these waterfalls please click the falls title!

Powderhorn Falls

This is a small waterfall off of Powderhorn road.There is a small trail near the edge of the road that will lead you to the top of the falls. At the falls there is a wooden swing chair perfect for picnics!

Black River Parkway

Black River Falls consists of 5 amazing waterfalls (Great Conglomerate, Potawatomi, Gorge, Sandstone, and Rainbow falls) only minutes away from BPLA. This parkway ends at Black River Harbor where you can hike more trails, take a lunch break on the picnic tables or play in the sand on the beach!

Saxon Falls

Saxon falls is located just a few miles from Superior Falls and about 10 miles from Ironwood. The trail to the falls starts off on top of diversion pipes while you cross the river. From there the trail splits where you can choose if you want to see the lower or upper falls.

Superior Falls

Superior Falls is just a few hundred yards from Lake Superior. This is an amazing waterfall consisting of several drops before it flows into Lake Superior. There are also hidden trails to hike down for a closer view of the falls. For a great view of Lake Superior head down the paved path to a scenic viewing area of the lake!

Gabbro Falls

A very lovely waterfall that is also largely wild, despite being just a short walk from your car. This is one of the best waterfalls in the western U.P.

Interstate Falls

Interstate Falls Is an 19-foot waterfall on the Montreal River, along the border between Wisconsin and Michigan. A .03 mile easy trail through hardwood-hemlock forest leads to the falls. Once you reach the falls there are overlooks and viewing areas to take in the beauty.

Kimball Falls

Kimball Falls is a small waterfall on the West Branch of the Montreal River. There is a picnic area, playground, walking trails, fishing area and pavilion near these falls.

Potato River Falls

Potato Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Wisconsin. This waterfall is gorgeous and easy to find. The county park, where the falls are located, consists of a parking lot, picnic area, pit toilet, observation deck, and trails to the falls.

Foster Falls

Foster Falls is the 10th highest waterfall in Wisconsin standing at 25 feet high. This is a gorgeous waterfall and it is fairly easy access to.

Copper Falls State Park

Copper Falls State Park is a beautiful state park with many trails that will take you around the falls.  Enjoy seeing the ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls from the scenic overlooks along the trails. There are also three terrific mountain bike trails to ride. Parking fee required. 

Presque Isle River Waterfalls

Your 2.5 mile hike will include sections of boardwalk, forested trail, and a suspension bridge. Soon after leaving the parking lot, you will cross over the suspension bridge to follow East River Trail. Here you will be able to see three gorgeous waterfalls, Nawadaha, Manido and Manabezho falls.

Looking for even more waterfalls? Only about an hour North of Big Powderhorn is the Porcupine Mountains State Park which offers over 90 waterfalls in the State Park alone! Other waterfalls on the Michigan side include Yondata Falls, Ajibikoka Falls, Rock Bluff Falls, Bond Falls, Agate Falls, O Kun de Kun Falls, Victoria Dam Falls, Gleason Falls, Cascade Falls and Greenwood (Bonanza) Falls. Click here for a pdf of the waterfalls and directions.

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