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The forest is just beautiful. There are lots of things to see and experience. Waterfalls, hikes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Valparaiso, Indiana
Beautiful water falls

We visited each of the water falls along the way, easy parking, some were more difficult to get to... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Aylmer, Canada
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E6248 US Highway 2, Ironwood, MI 49938-9363
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The forest is just beautiful. There are lots of things to see and experience. Waterfalls, hikes, drives and nature center.

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We visited each of the water falls along the way, easy parking, some were more difficult to get to but each had their own beauty. Nice morning activity, enjoyed the walk amongst the trees.

Thank Joanne1382
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, especially for young children. Good orientation to the wildlife of this national forest and information on the Upper Peninsula as well as forestry conservation. Easy stop and interest to all ages. I've enjoyed bringing foreign visitors as they get a good...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 13 August 2018

First of all, we had a difficulty orienting ourselves given the description of the "Ottawa National Forest". This review actually pertains to "Black River Trail" which is a true attraction near Ironwood, MI. So, geographic details first: you start at GPS location 46.5206558, -90.0966256 and...More

1  Thank TJCZ1
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We took the trail from Black River Harbor in the morning for the best view of the falls. It’s about a mile and totally worth it! The view of the falls from the observation deck is underwhelming. So hiking up from the west side of...More

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

After the disappointment of Copper Peak we were sure glad our innkeeper pointed the falls out to us on the area map. It’s a short walk from the parking lot through the forest to the each of the falls. The stairs were well built but...More

Thank VegasWife702
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The harbor and waterfalls are great natural wonders!!! The trails are very well maintained and vary in intensity!!! My wife is not an outdoors type person, but she loved them!!!

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the trails, waterfalls, and parks in the forest. There are several waterfalls that are 1/8 to 3/4 of a miles from the parking lot. Many include lots of stairs and paths full of tree roots. But go. The walk back through the forest...More

1  Thank Dusty F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

On the Black River Road when you are in the Ottawa National forest, there are parking stops for the last three miles of the falls. Each of the falls has a parking lots take which can only handle limited number of cars. I am guessing...More

2  Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We explored the five waterfalls along the Black River scenic byway. The walks to them aren't long but are pleasantly challenging. It's almost a spiritual experience to witness such unspoiled beauty. A can't miss for nature lovers.

Thank Richard G
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12 May 2015|
Response from Tawnijulia |
Some trails are short and others are longer. All of them say the distance at the beginning of the hike. Keep in mind in many places there are loads of stairs.