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Agate Falls is one of the many waterfalls to see when you’re making a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

 

Agate Falls scenic site roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls overlook at roadside park. western upper peninsula waterfalls. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls overlook at roadside park. western upper peninsula waterfalls. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls overlook at roadside park. western upper peninsula waterfalls. up michigan travel blog

 

 

 

 

This is a part of the Western Upper Peninsula heritage trail

Agate Falls scenic site - western upper peninsula heritage trail, western up. up michigan travel blog

 

 

You can see a bridge that’s a Michigan Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Ontonagon River Middle Branch Bridge

Agate Falls scenic site - michigan historic civil engineering landmark. ontonagon river middle branch bridge. up michigan travel blog

 

First, you’ll drive across the bridge as you are driving to Agate Falls scenic site. (If you’re driving from the west.) 

 

Agate Falls scenic site - driving to roadside park, across ontonagon river middle branch bridge m28. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls scenic site - driving to roadside park, across ontonagon river middle branch bridge m28. up michigan travel blog

 

Then, you’ll walk under the bridge as you’re walking to the Agate Falls overlook.

 

Agate Falls scenic site - hike to agate falls overlook to see michigan historic civil engineering landmark. ontonagon river middle branch bridge. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls scenic site - michigan historic civil engineering landmark. ontonagon river middle branch bridge. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls scenic site - michigan historic civil engineering landmark. ontonagon river middle branch bridge. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls scenic site - michigan historic civil engineering landmark. ontonagon river middle branch bridge. up michigan travel blog

 

 

When to go to Agate Falls during your UP trip

Agate Falls is located in the western Upper Peninsula.

If you’re spending a few days in the Porcupine Mountains, then you can make it a day trip (or half day trip) to Bond Falls with a stop at Agate Falls. (Bond Falls is another state scenic site and ranks up there as one of the best waterfalls in Michigan!)

 

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If you’re driving from the Porcupine Mountains to the eastern UP, it can make sense to stop at Agate Falls Scenic Site too. It can make for a perfect picnic spot to break up the drive a little bit. There’s a basic no-flush toilet here to make it a bathroom stop too.

 

Agate Falls roadside park picnic spot western UP on drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park picnic spot western UP on drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

 

Drive times from Agate Falls to popular spots in the UP:

See more ideas for where to go during your UP trip.

 

 

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I made a visit to Agate Falls in July 2020. I only went to the main overlook which was a short paved trail to get to. It will take maybe 5 minutes to walk to the Agate Falls overlook from the parking lot.

I guess there is also an unofficial trail somewhere that will lead you to the base of the falls.

 

The trail to the base of Agate Falls is described by the US National Forest Service as:

The trail leading to the falls is not long but is moderately difficult in grade.

You can read about more it in the google reviews here.

 

Below is what it is a bit what it’s like to go to the Agate Falls overlook only. aka the easy way to see the waterfalls… although admittedly the views don’t compare to seeing them at the base of the waterfalls!

Either way, it makes for a nice spot to break up your drive a little bit when you’re driving from the Porcupine Mountains and heading to the east! 

There is no cost to enter the Agate Falls scenic site roadside park or to visit the waterfalls.

 

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls roadside park. western UP on m28 drive to Porcupine mountains. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls overlook at roadside park. western upper peninsula waterfalls. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls overlook at roadside park. western upper peninsula waterfalls. up michigan travel blog

Agate Falls overlook at roadside park. western upper peninsula waterfalls. up michigan travel blog

 

And then you can walk back to the parking lot!

 

Hike to Agate Falls overlook. hiking trail. western up michigan travel blog

 

And that’s a bit of what it’s like to go to the Agate Falls overlook!

 

More things to do in western UP:

 

HAPPY VISIT TO SEE AGATE FALLS IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN!

 

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