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Potawatomi-Gorge Falls Trail

photo: Potawatomi Waterfalls. Photo by USDA Forest Service.

Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: N of Bessemer on SR 513, parking lot on R before lakefront.
State(s): Michigan
Counties: Gogebic
Longitude: -90.05535
Latitude: 46.6316

Driving Directions

The Potawatomi and Gorge Falls are 13 miles north of US 2 on County Road 513.


The Potawatomi-Gorge Trail provides access from the Black River National Scenic Byway to two unique water falls along the Black National Wild and Scenic River and also provides access to the North Country Natural Scenic Trail. A portion of this trail is accessible and provides access for persons with disabilities to a watchful observer.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 1,400
Elevation High Point: 1,500
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Recreational Staff Officer
US Forest Service
Ottawa NF
E6248 US Hwy. 2
Ironwood , MI 49938
(906) 932-1330



Potawatomi Waterfalls. Photo by USDA Forest Service.

Potawatomi Waterfalls. Photo by USDA Forest Service.


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