I was somewhat disappointed when I visited Agate Falls. I expected more and got less. Agate Falls is very close to M-28 in the Upper Peninsula, so it is not difficult to get to. When you get to the falls, though, you will end up at a platform that leads to a view above the falls. The problem is that this is not the most ideal viewpoint.
I have read elsewhere that people have walked down to view the falls from the base, but when I visited, that seemed very improbable. The platform essentially blocked that chance and there was also metal fencing. I surveyed around to see if there was any feasible way to get around this, but the area around the falls is surprisingly steep. There may be a way to do this, but it might not be extremely safe. I think the falls would be much more exciting if one could get a view from the base.
- Parking for Agate Falls is found off of M-28 at Agate Falls Scenic Site. Heading west, the parking lot is on the left. You can also park at the ice cream shop on the right to get to the falls.
Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: 0.3 miles round-trip
Where in the World is Agate Falls?