These waterfalls are as the title says are "off
the beaten path". They take a little more effort but are
worth the time.
Cascade Falls - This waterfall has an array of
steps with a tremendous amount of water. Located on the
West Branch of the Ontonagon River.
Directions: Heading East of Bergland on M-28, take
USFS 222 (Forest Hwy 222, BECOMES 400 Forest Hwy)
Northeast from M-28. You will see a well-marked parking
lot to the right. Walk the mile groomed trail to the
Powdermill Falls - Large waterfall that has a
good amount of water falling into a large pool. This walk
is short and easy.
Directions: From Hwy US 2 between Ironwood &
Bessemer, go north on Powderhorn Road approx imately two
miles. You will see a sign for the Alpine Inn &
Village. Just past that sign is a dirt road on you left
and a dirt path o~ your right. Park you vehicle on the
shoulder of the road and follow the path to the
Maple Creek - Just past the driveway to
Potawatomi & Gorge waterfalls (on the Black
River National Forest Scenic Byway) is Maple Creek
road on your left. Take the dirt road in about 4 miles to
the bridge and find a parking spot. The falls are below
the bridge and upstream. Downstream is Lake Superior
about 1/2 mile.
Nelson Canyon Falls - Beautiful waterfall and a
beautiful hike that ends with a spectacular climax.
Approximately 45 minute walk that is not difficult. Take
your time to enjoy and explore this area.
Directions: Three miles West of Lake Gogebic on Hwy 64
take C Camp Rd; cross Nelson Creek (culverts) and
continue for almost one mile until you are on your way
uphill there is a two track (path). Park and walk the two
track in and as it peters out or turns right; walk
angling left. When you get to the river walk downstream.
O Kun De Kun & Unnamed Falls - Finding
these will be a challenge but worth your effort.
Directions: Park at the North Country Trail parking
lot on US 45, about 6/10 mile north of the Baltimore
River bridge, and take the NCT east 1.2 miles to the
Victoria Dam Falls - This waterfall is
controlled by Victoria Dam. It is a spectacular straight
drop! The best time to view this waterfall is in the
Spring or after heavy rains.
Directions - Take Victoria Dam Rd West from Rockland
for approximately five miles to the Dam. Make sure you
bear left at the junction by the old village. There is a
unnamed falls about .2 miles below the Dam. There are
some pipes that go along the River about 300 feet into
the ground. From there you can see, across the river,
water dropping about 90 feet straight down to the River!
Enjoy the view.
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