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Distance:
0.3 Miles / 0.5 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~9 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Town:
Agate, Michigan
Directions:
46.478179, -89.088261
Added:
September 25, 2022
Updated:
September 29, 2022
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50 '

Total Change
50 '

Ascent
50 '

Descent

The Agate Falls Overlook Trail in Agate, Michigan is an easy 0.3-mile out-and-back universally-accessible trail that leads to a viewing platform and features views of the 40-foot tall Agate Falls.

This is less of a hike and more of a short walk, but regardless leads to views of Agate Falls as it cascades down a 40-foot tall series of sandstone steps. While not attempted on this adventure, there's an unmaintained traverse that experienced gorge hikers can use to reach the base of the waterfall with better views, located behind the viewing platform; however, the safest view is at the end of the universally-accessible path. Only experienced hikers should attempt the dangerous and steep terrain to reach the base of the falls.

Parking
Hikers will find a large parking lot at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough for a dozen or more vehicles. Note that parking can be found on both sides of the highway (MI-28); however, the southern lot at the coordinates is the universally-accessible lot.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

  1. Parking

    46.478179, -89.088261
  2. Main Trailhead

    46.478767, -89.090327
  3. Agate Falls overlook (40-foot waterfall below)

    46.480728, -89.089858
    Agate Falls overlook (40-foot waterfall below)
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Hazards

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0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Trail added
September 25, 2022
Hiked on
September 20, 2022
Updated on
September 29, 2022
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
September 21, 2022
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