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Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway, MI

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Rated  Favorite Wish List MI > Eastern
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Distance Network 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 685 feet
Elevation Gain -62 feet
Accumulated Gain 290 feet
Avg Time Hiking 1-3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.97
Backpack No
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12  2018-06-28 friendofThunderg
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Kirtlands Warbler Wildlife Management Area USFWS
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug → 8 AM
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:23am - 6:34pm
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especially scenic in the fall
by friendofThundergod & HAZ_Hikebot

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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.

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    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.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway
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    After two days of camping in the U.P., we headed below the bridge to see the only recognized waterfalls in Michigan's lower peninsula. The falls can be reached very easily via a paved pathway. The falls are really no more than some nice rapids, but the swimming at them is terrific and fun. After some time playing in the water, we continued on to the Bicentennial Pathway Trail.

    I hiked a little four mile lasso loop and my sister and mom opted for a two mile stroll along the river with the kids. The trail offered a pleasant little hike through a very green and healthy forest of hardwoods and pines. I really enjoyed the stroll and the nostalgia it elicited. I also enjoyed the little break from my energetic niece and nephew.

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