So as the name indicates, Miners Falls Trail will lead you to one of the many waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!
To get to Miners Falls, it’s listed as 0.6 miles from the parking lot. This would make it a little over a 1 mile round trip hike.
The trail takes you to an overlook of the waterfalls, and it does include some stairs.
The mid-July 8pm Friday evening crowd.
When I arrived there were a few people down at the overlook, but it wasn’t long before everyone who was there left and soon there was no one.
So to see these waterfalls won’t be a super quick stop, but it won’t take too long either. It would be good to give yourself maybe 30 minutes or so for this waterfall stop in Pictured Rocks.
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PHOTOS of Miners Falls Trail
I made a visit to Miners Falls in July 2020.
So Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has the town of Munising on one side to the west and Grand Marais on the other side to the east.
Miners Falls is on the Munising side.
Your destination for google maps can be Miners Falls or Miners Falls parking. Both will get you to the trailhead. It could be best if you have offline google maps downloaded before your UP trip, as data is spotty in the Upper Peninsula. GPS generally works.
Once you are near, you will follow the signs for Miners Falls Road and Miners Falls.
And then you’ve made it to the parking lot and trailhead!
There is a bathroom here.
And then you’ll see where the trail starts. And then you can start your hike to Miners Falls!
You’ll walk for around 10 minutes, and then you’ll get to the stairs to the overlook. Once you start to take the stairs, you’ll get your first glimpse of the waterfalls, and then you’ll keep going for the main overlook to see Miners Falls!
And that’s a bit of what it’s like to hike to Miners Falls!
- Munising side: Chapel Falls Trail to see waterfalls in a forest, a tree growing on a rock, waterfalls on a beach, and a Lake Superior beach!
- Grand Marais side: Sable Falls Trail to see waterfalls and a colorful beach
See more waterfalls while you’re in the neighborhood with some easy access roadside waterfalls:
And if you’re headed to Marquette after Pictured Rocks, or you’re coming from there:
HAPPY HIKING TO MINERS FALLS!