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A hilly trail in a lovely forest setting highlighted by two waterfalls.


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Map Key

4.6

Miles

7.5

KM

Point to Point

818' 249 m

High

640' 195 m

Low

395' 120 m

Up

540' 165 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

The River Trail is a small section of the North Country Trail and takes you into a forest of maple, beech and various evergreen trees. It's a hilly trail that initially takes you away from the river into the forest and winds back and forth to and away from the river.

The trail can be traveled in both directions and can be taken as one way or out and back. To complete the trail one way, a shuttle service is provided during the summer months, or if traveling with friends, you can take a vehicle to your start point, and once the trail is completed, go back with the friend's vehicle and get the other.

This is a trail you'll never forget. It's one of Michigan's gems.

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Shared By:

Carl Ignash

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Photos

A wet boardwalk on the Lower Falls Trail.
Jul 4, 2022 near Newberry, MI
Nearing the river's edge.
Oct 22, 2016 near Newberry, MI
One of numerous boardwalks on the trail.
Oct 22, 2016 near Newberry, MI
In the woods.
Oct 22, 2016 near Newberry, MI
Looking back upriver.
Oct 22, 2016 near Newberry, MI
The start of the Lower Falls.
Oct 22, 2016 near Newberry, MI
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Jul 22, 2019
Jeremy Posey
Did lower to upper and back. Challenging due to rough ground and mud during our trip, but still a ton of fun.
Jun 22, 2018
Ernest Kiggins
Lots of exposed roots makes the terrain rough.
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