Tibbets Falls



Baraga County
Water Source:
Sturgeon River
Series of drops up to 3-4 feet
4.5 miles northwest of Covington
From US 141/M-28 about 2 miles west of Covington go north on Plains Road, a blacktop road, for about 3 miles to the Sturgeon River. Continue past the river a short distance until Plains Road takes a sharp right turn. There is a post at this spot where a trail road continues straight ahead. Take the trail road for about .2 miles to a fork (you will pass another tail road on the left). Take the left fork for about .5 mile to what appears to be a parking area and the end of the road and the beginning of a trail. Park there and walk down the trail.
The trail is an easy, short walk down the hill from the trail road to the river and the falls. There are blue diamonds on the trees to mark the trail.
Other Information:
The trail road is a little rough and takes you way back off the beaten path. According to the Michigan Waterfalls book, "In wet weather this trail road may not be passable in a car." When I went there, the road was dry, but if it was any worse I wouldn't have wanted to venture down it. However, I had no difficulties on it in my car.
Note: When I returned to Tibbets Falls in October 2006, the trail road was blocked by a fallen tree, (see first photo above) so I walked the short distance to the parking area and beginning of the trail to the falls.
The photo above to the left is the first photo I took of Tibbets Falls years ago. The other photo are ones I took October 2, 2006 when I returned to the falls. I apparently did not go as far downstream to get a view like the one in the original photo.

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