Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Jumbo Falls - Kenton, MI

Jumbo River
near Kenton, Michigan

Jumbo Falls don't get their name based on size, as you can see from the picture above. They are named for their location on the Jumbo River, a popular spot for trout fishing. These falls are less than a five-minute walk from the "parking area" and it is a smooth and well worn path to get to them - chances are you'll hear the falls when you get out of the car. The falls come at a bend in the river, as it drop 5-7 feet before widening and calming down. The white of the falls here is a great contrast to the river's dark color and the surrounding greens of the mosses and trees of the forest (depends on season).

Getting there: Heading west on M-28 near Kenton, take a left on Golden Glow Rd. It's about two and half miles to the parking area and there are several intersections with forest roads, just stay on the "main" road until you find the parking area. There is an informational sign about trout fishing, if you see that you're in the right spot and should be able to hear the falls.

Overall: Okay
Hike: Easy

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