Laughing Whitefish Falls is an absolute mandatory waterfall to visit when chasing Upper Peninsula waterfalls. The size, beauty, and accessibility make this a must for your first trip or 10th time. Follow this guide to find out how to make the most of your experience here.
Laughing Whitefish Falls 2020 Guide
Where is Laughing Whitefish Falls? How do I get here?
Laughing Whitefish Falls is located in Alger County, MI about 30 minutes outside of Marquette and Munising. Getting to Laughing Whitefish Falls is very easy.
Marquette to Whitefish Falls:
Highway 41 South to 94 East
Follow until you hit highway 327 and follow that until it turns into a dirt road with signs.
How long is the Laughing Whitefish Falls Hike?
The Laughing Whitefish Falls Hike is a 1 mile out and back loop. The trail is well maintained and is a very easy hike. For Michigan’s waterfall scene, this is one of the best especially since the hike is so easy and rewarding. The hike in is flat with some small inclined hills complemented with lush, thick ferns.
There are 3 different viewing areas. One above the falls and then 2 that are apart of the giant staircase that leads to the base of the falls.
Other important Things to Remember
Yes, there are bathroom facilities at the parking lot
Yes there is a parking area but the area is limited.
There is no camping at Laughing Whitefish Falls. The closest camping spots are in Au Train.
Cell phone signal at Whitefish Falls is limited and sporadic. Driving in I lost service about 10 minutes before arriving. All dependent on provider but I am a Verizon User
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
Beyond Michigan Waterfalls
Michigan has some amazing experiences to consider outside of waterfalls. If you are looking to chase some more read my guide about the BEST waterfalls to chase when in the UP. IF you need some more ideas for your day, here are some excellent UP experiences to have.
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