Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway is a 6 mile network of trails hike with 290 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 38 miles northwest of Alpena Michigan. September and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Ocqueoc Falls are the only recognized waterfalls in Michigan's lower peninsula. The falls can be reached via an easy tenth of a mile stroll along a paved pathway. However, an additional six miles of trails can be reached from the parking and falls areas. The trails create four loops with distances ranging from just under three miles to six miles. The well marked and numbered trails will take you along the Ocqueoc river through a pleasant forest of pine and hardwood and along a ridgeline that runs parallel to the river. The area has a reputation for being especially scenic in the fall.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.