Reany River Falls, Michigan

There’s something wildly beautiful about Reany River Falls. I don’t know how to describe it. At the same time, Reany River Falls also seems very calming. It is very easy to access the falls, and also very easy to explore the falls, which allows you to enjoy the falls up close.

This is partly because Reany River is not a tall waterfall, so there isn’t a whole lot of elevation change going on here. That doesn’t mean the waterfall isn’t interesting or pretty, though. It’s actually one of the more complex waterfalls I’ve seen. Reany River Falls would be better described as a series of multiple drops that combine to create beautiful scenery. The river is very winding, so it’s essentially impossible to get the whole falls in the picture. A part of the falls is actually under the bridge, effectively hidden from view. Seeing that part of the falls better requires some exploring.


  1. From US-41/M-28 in Marquette, you are going to turn at Wright Street near the Target and Taco Bell.
  2. Drive a short distance to Forestville Road, and take a left.
  3. Continue driving on that road for about 3 miles. You will curve left at one point and end up at a dam/power plant. Right before you reach the parking area, you will have crossed over a bridge. This bridge crosses the Reany River, where the falls are.
  4. Park in the parking area and backtrack to the falls. This parking area will also lead you to the series of 5 Dead River Falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 9′
Length of Hike: 0.1 miles round-trip

Reany River Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Reany River Falls?


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