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Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge

Frey Road, Eben Junction, MI 49822
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Difficult to find, but an amazing view when found.

It was difficult to find as it was in winter and we couldn't really find the path. We couldnt find... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
nbatwh3
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Singapore, Singapore
Worth the drive, very cool!

My mother and I visited the Eben Ice Caves on February 17th, 2018. Well worth the drive from... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Danica L
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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“ice cleats” (14 reviews)
“porta potties” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Frey Road, Eben Junction, MI 49822
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"private property"
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"snow pants"
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"parking area"
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"hiawatha national forest"
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"trekking poles"
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"brought our dog"
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"mile hike"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

It was difficult to find as it was in winter and we couldn't really find the path. We couldnt find where to park the car at the "farm". The walk from the car park to entrance of the park was also difficult to find. And...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My mother and I visited the Eben Ice Caves on February 17th, 2018. Well worth the drive from Ontario. We arrived pretty early in the day and there was no room left in the parking area at the trailhead so we parked on the street....More

Thank Danica L
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is free. Careful on the parking. Best with a 4x4. Bit of walk into the bush and then follow the path. Very slippery. We wore snow pants and good winter boots. Some people also had spikes that they put over their boots.

Thank Juanita E
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I would recommend looking online for complete information on the Eban Ice Caves it has lots of useful information. Definitely wear "Cleats"!! You don't need snowshoes. Boots that are waterproof would help, especially in the late winter when there might be a melt off. Be...More

1  Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

My husband & I went on a gorgeous day, sunny and almost 40 degrees. The walk, even though it was longer than we thought it would be, was beautiful through the woods. As mentioned in other reviews, you really should have ice cleats as there...More

Thank MstqMI
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This is really a cool place to head to. A couple of notes: we didn't have special footwear; we were in boots and running shoes. It would be nice to have ice cleats, but our snowshoe pole I think was just perfect. You pretty much...More

1  Thank poukala
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Biggest recommendation: ICE CLEATS. If not those, at least trekking poles. It’s about 3/4 mile from parking to the cave, the last part is very challenging as the snow gets packed down and becomes slick, and it’s a bit hilly. There is an uphill climb...More

1  Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The caves are beautiful!! Be sure to take your ice cleats!! Trekking poles are helpful as well for the hike back to the caves.

1  Thank Wendy T
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The caves are amazing! Make sure you wear some type of traction devices on your boots. The travel gets very slick in some places from so many people walking to see the ice. Get there early to avoid all the crowdsl

1  Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Eben Ice Caves. We parked along the road and had a fairly long walk to the parking area (full). The hike back to the caves was very enjoyable, the weather was gorgeous. Along the way we chatted with various...More

1  Thank Becky L
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Santana F
13 July 2017|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
This is a waterfall whose flow over a ledge becomes frozen, forming a 'ice cave' in the WINTER. This is a natural attraction with no phone number to call or tickets to purchase. It is a short winter hike because a private... More
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Dsaxman
18 December 2016|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I brought my dog and a small plastic sled with a 6YO in it. The trail is well traveled and snow becomes slick and matted. Half the people that were there had ice cleats, and the other half wished they had them.
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