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

Manganese Falls
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

Morgan Creek Falls
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.

Leatherby Falls

Leatherby Falls

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

Read more in Discover Letherby Falls

Quartzite Falls

Quartzite Falls

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

Wagner Falls

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

Read more at Find Peace at Wagner Falls

Pinnacle Falls

Pinnacle Falls. Photo by Amie Lucas

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.

Carp River Falls

Carp River Falls
Carp River Falls. Photo by Amie Lucas

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

Bond Falls

Bond Falls. Photograph by Amie Lucas

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

Read more at A Bucket List Worthy Falls: Bond Falls

Ecstasy Falls

Ecstasy Falls.
Photograph by Amie Lucas

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

Read more at A Day on Slate River

Hungarian Falls

First drop of Hungarian Falls
Second drop of Hungarian Falls. Photo by Steve Lucas
Last drop of Hungarian Falls

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

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.

Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls. Photograph by
Amie Lucas

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.

Read more at Canyon Falls and the Gorge that Follows

Slate Falls

Slate River Falls

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

Rainbow Falls

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

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

Read more at Waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains

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