Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gorge Falls - Black River Scenic Byway, MI (3 of 5)

Black River
north of Bessemer, Mich.

Reached from the same parking lot as Potawatomi Falls from yesterday's posts, Gorge Falls are about 1/4 mile down the river, as it narrows and forces itself through the gorge it is named for, walled by volcanic conglomerate rock. There is a five foot drop a the top before the main falls drops:
The main drop of the falls is 25 feet before the river pools and calms down agains, this is one of the most scenic views on the river:

Getting there: From US-2 in Bessemer, head north on CR-513 for about 15 miles, this will be the second NFS parking lot and is labeled for both Potawatomi and Gorge Falls. There are separate trailheads for both but they meet and connect along the riverbank.

Overall: Good
Hike: Moderate

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