O Kun De Kun Falls

O Kun De Kun Falls

The O Kun De Kun falls is located in Ontanagon County.  It is a very rustic and preserved hike but well worth it.  There is an Upper and Lower falls portion so make sure to see them both when you head out.

O Kun De Kun Falls

Things to do near O Kun De Kun Falls

There are other great scenic and tourist spots close by. Check them out and add them to your plans. You will not want to miss a trip into the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.  The Porcupine Mountains, or Porkies, are a group of small mountains spanning across Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, near the shore of Lake Superior. The oldest growth of northern hardwood forest lies in the mountains that span 31,000 acres. It has become a popular tourist stop to explore it vast pristine nature. The “must see” is the Lake of the Clouds which sits high up in the mountains.

Check out the power of the Victoria Dam, or the vast amount of mining history that includes the Minnesota Mine, the Old Victoria Settlement, or the White Pine Mine. How about taking a trip back in time through an old Irish Cemetery? Maybe your plans include a round of golf at the Ontonagon Golf Club?

If you are on a waterfall adventure the area has plenty to choose from.  Start with the Bond Falls, the Bonanza Falls, the Presque Isle Falls, the Overlook Falls, or the O Kun De Kun Falls.

If your planning some fishing how about the Big Iron River also known as the Iron River. The river flows through the Porcupine Mountains and flows out to Lake Superior at Silver City, MI. The Ontonagon River also offers plenty of great fishing opportunities.

Other things to check out are Lake Gogebic, the Ewen Log Jamboree which is a festival held in the summer, camping at the Ontonagon Campground, or visit the Rockland War Memorial.

Lake Superior shoreline looking at the Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Information and Directions to O Kun De Kun Falls

The trail head begins about 8 miles north of Bruce Crossings on US 45.  There are signs for the parking area.  It is a 1.3 mile hike that is that is pretty moderate.  You will first come to the Upper Falls which is a ten foot plunge.  Keep going and the trail picks back up and will bring you to the Lower Falls.  There is a suspension bridge below the falls that adds to the hike. The falls and hiking trail are part of the North Country Trail.  The Baltimore River feeds the falls.

There are three main signs that mark the O Kun Den Kun falls.  The first is the sign for the North Country Trail which also marks the trail head for the O Kun De Kun Falls.  Two signs you will find next to each other that help visitors with directions.  A small cross like sign marks the way to NCT and O Kun De Kun Falls with mileage that says 1.3.  The last sign is a large and shows the direction and mileage to several points of interest in Ontonagon county.  These include Sandstond Creek, Old Victoria Dam, Porkies, the Baltimore River Bridge, and Bob Lake Campground

Address: O Kun de Kun Falls, Bruce Crossing, MI 49912

Height: 15 Feet

Water Source: Baltimore River