2 comments on “Agate Falls, Michigan

  1. Nine years ago, I felt the same exact way when I first went to Agate Falls. Very very easy to get to, but you only see the top of the falls from the platform. Because I have seen beautiful pictures from the base of the falls and I wasn’t going to have any more regrets this trip, I was determined to get to the bottom. You have to take the “trail” on the left side of the wood platform trail before the railing starts in order to get to the bottom. There is a metal fence for a short distance on your left preventing you from going down to the river, but it does shortly end. Yes, it is a very very steep decent to get down, but it is feasible. Just be very careful. SO WORTH IT!!! The falls is completely different looking from the base of the falls than what you’ll ever see from the platform. There are “several shelves of rock” that the water travels over, making it very picturesque. Even at the mid-way point coming down, make sure you look at the falls and take a picture. That view is also very different than at the base or at the platform. It’s like seeing 3 completely different falls! It’s amazing what just a little different angle can do at Agate Falls.
    Oh, and the climb back up, wooooooo. It’s a workout!

  2. This is one of the best waterfalls you can see in Michigan, Heed the advice and take the path off the outlook, we had to go under the outlook itself to get to the trail. Damn, was it worth it. Wish I could upload a pic of the scene from the base of the falls, because it is surely majestic! The trail down is rough (maybe a 5/10) but it is so much worth it.

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