Silver River Falls, Michigan

The upper portion of Silver River Falls in May 2009

Silver River Falls is not the most exciting waterfall in Michigan, but it is still in a very beautiful region of Michigan and the terrain is fun to explore. The drive to Silver River Falls is destined to be filled with pot-holes, so get ready for a bumpy ride. Luckily, the ride on the dirt road is one of the shorter ones, so it won’t be too long before you arrive at the parking area.

Once at the parking area, begin exploring, there is not a huge elevation change here, so it is very easy to wander around along the Silver River. Right near the parking lot is a drop of a couple of feet that is not extremely interesting. Further downstream is much more photogenic cascade/slide that has been carved into the river.

Directions:

  1. From L’Anse, head northeast on N. Main St., which will turn into Skanee Rd.
  2. Drive for a couple of miles until you notice Silver Falls Rd. on your right.
  3. Turn right onto Silver Falls Rd. From here, head to the very end of the road, where you will find a parking area. The falls are found just outside your car.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 20′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

The lower segment of Silver River Falls

Where in the World is Silver River 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

Where in the World is Silver River Falls?