Agate Falls Scenic Site, Trout Creek

#64 of 64 in Nature in Upper Peninsula
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Agate Falls Scenic Site is a waterfall and scenic site located in Interior Township, in southeastern Ontonagon County, Michigan. The waterfall is 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Bruce Crossing, Michigan on the state highway M-28.

Agate Falls is a 39-foot-high (12 m) waterfall of the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River. Dropping down from the highlands of the western Upper Peninsula, this river drops 875 feet (267 m) from the Bond Falls Flowage to Lake Superior, and Agate Falls is part of this change in elevation.

The water flows over a shelf of erosion-resistant sandstone.
The falls can be seen from a trail accessible from a parking lot on M-28 or from a sturdy railroad bridge which now is part of a snowmobile and atv trail. This bridge, which once carried the tracks of the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway, spans the falls. A roadside picnic area offers simple recreational opportunities.
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  • I will have to try to go back to this one to get a better view of the falls. The falls are somewhat viewable from the deck. The pictures are from going down the trail, be very cautious  more »
  • Really beautiful waterfall, and we were there on a weekday when most people weren't climbing down. Well worth leaving the observation deck and doing the short trek, although it is kind of steep. It's also cool that Bond Falls is so close so it's easy to checkout one and go to the either after.
  • Love this location. The drive out here is amazing. The park is really clean and the walk down is nice. It’s well maintained and very quiet. We usually hike down but we were not able to due to my knee being messed up but overall it is always a good trip down and we’ll worth time to come visit this location.

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