Gorge Falls on the Black River Scenic Byway

May 10, 2013

gorge falls-black river, gogebic county, MI

gorge falls-black river, gogebic county, MI, photo by Northwoods Apparition

I’m always happy when someone shares a photo of a waterfall I’ve never seen. Michigan in Pictures has a ton of Michigan waterfall photos, so it’s not often that this happens! The GoWaterfalling.com entry for Gorge Falls explains:

Gorge Falls is named for the deep and narrow gorge above and below the falls. This was my personal favorite of Black River Scenic Byway waterfalls. It is also one of the easier waterfalls to visit, being only a short distance from the parking area. There are a fair number of stairs to the falls overlook. It is only a short walk upstream to see Potawatomi Falls.

I do not know how hard it would be to get to the east side of the gorge, or what the views are like.

The Black River Scenic Byway starts north of US 2 near Bessemer. There are signs on US 2. Gorge Falls is about 14.5 miles north of US 2. The scenic area is on the right and is clearly marked.

Click through for more and see a map of the Black River Scenic Byway.

Check Kirk’s photo out background bigtacular and see more great shots in his slideshow!

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