Sandstone Falls


Water Source
Black River
Gogebic County, 8-12.5 miles north of Bessemer; 14 miles north of U.S. 2 on County road 513 (directional sign)
20 foot drop
"A 1/4 mile hiking trail will take you from a paved parking lot down a series of steps to the falls. Trail is short but steep (series of steps). Pace yourself and avoid overexertion."*
Other Information
Although Sandstone Falls is not a large falls, the area is well worth visiting because of its varied rock formations and hollows carved out of sandstone and conglomerate rock bu stream erosion over the centuries. George and Potawatomi Falls can also be hiked to (upstream 1/2 mile) via the North Country Scenic Trail."*

* From "Black River Harbor", Ottowa National Forest, Bessemer Ranger District, Bessemer, MI 49911 (906) 667-0261, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Eastern Region, a brochure I picked up at the ranger station.

See also Rainbow Falls, Gorge Falls, Potawatomi Falls, and Conglomerate Falls. These five falls are all within a few miles of each other along the Black River.

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