Tannery Falls, Michigan

Tannery Falls in July 2008

Tannery Falls, also known as Rudy M. Olson Memorial Falls, is one of the many waterfalls in the city of Munising. I actually really like this waterfall. I think it’s very photogenic and is in such a beautiful area.

I don’t fully remember the hike to the falls, but I do remember being surprised once I got to the falls. I think it may have been due to the fact that I had a different image in my head of what Tannery Falls looked like. It was taller than I expected. It’s narrower than I thought, too.

Directions:

  1. From the center of Munising, head west on H-58 for a little more than a mile.
  2. On your left, you’ll come to Washington Street. If you were to head down Washington Street, you’ll end up at Munising Falls. Instead, IMMEDIATELY after turning left onto Washington Street, park on the right side of the road. You may see other cars there already. If not, it’s not a problem to park there.
  3. From where you parked, carefully walk across H-58, where you should notice a trail that will lead up a hill. There will be a sign for the Michigan Nature Association indicating that you’re on the right trail.
  4. From there, follow the trail to the falls.

Accessibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate, mildly steep in places, though not a long hike)
Height: 35′
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Tannery Falls?

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