Jacobs Falls, Michigan

Jacobs Falls’ redeeming quality is that is so easy to visit! Jacobs Falls is a pretty waterfall not too far from Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula. You’ll pass by the falls as you’re driving along M-26 past Eagle Harbor. While you’re in the area, check out the beautiful, scenic shoreline.

The waterfall has two drops, the upper one not visible in the picture below. There is a very unstable “trail” that leads up to the upper drop and beyond, though it was very slippery. It is doable with the right shoes, though.

Directions:

  1. Drive along M-26 north past Eagle Harbor.
  2. About 3-4 miles past Eagle Harbor, on your right (if you’re driving north), you’ll see Jacob’s Falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 20′
Length of Hike: roadside

Jacobs Falls in May 2009

Where in the World is Jacobs Falls?

Silver River Falls, Michigan

There are multiple Silver Rivers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is the Silver River in Keweenaw County. Silver River Falls is a very pleasant waterfall not too distant from the western shore of Lake Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula. It is also very easy to find and visit, so check it out it, even if it’s not the most spectacular of waterfalls.

Silver River Falls has two or three drops with small segments of rapids in between. The falls is only about 15 ft or so.

Directions:

  1. Silver River Falls can be found directly off of M-26 on the stretch between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor, about 4 miles east of Eagle Harbor.
  2. If you are coming from Eagle Harbor, the parking/picnic area near the falls will be on your right. Pull into the parking area, cross the road, and follow the trail to the falls.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 15′
Length of Hike: 0.1 miles round-trip

Silver River Falls in May 2009

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