Jacob's Falls

August 2001

State: Michigan

Location: Keewenaw Peninsula, on MI-26, east of Eagle River.

Height: 20

Crest: 5

Water Source: Jacob's Creek

Waypoint: 47.4275N 88.237W

Summary: An easily visited roadside waterfall, that is far more interesting than it first appears. A nice stop if you are headed to or from Copper Harbor.

Jacob's Falls is located 4 miles east of Eagle River on MI-26. At first glance this is a simple roadside waterfall. There is a pull over on the northside of the road from where you can get a nice view of the 20 foot slide. It is a scenic falls and well worth the stop to see it.

The falls visible from the road is just the last of a series of drops on Jacobs Creek. The creek drops 200 feet in less than a quarter mile before reaching Lake Superior. Just above the last drop is another slide and above that is 5' drop. A steep trail climbs along the rim of the gorge that lets you get nice views of the next two drops. More drops are visible above that, but the views are obscured. It is also possible to clamber up the gorge itself, which is what you would have to do if you really wanted to explore all the possible falls on Jacobs Creek.

This is one of the many Lake Superior WaterFalls.

[Lake Superior] Nearby Falls

Eagle River Falls is in nearby Eagle River. The seasonal Manganese Falls is to the east in Copper Harbor. The very similar looking Haven Falls is located about 10 miles to the south east on Lac La Belle.

Photo Gallery

September 2009

August 2001

The second slide

The third drop

The upper two drops

The last drop

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