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Stop and smell the fresh air!  Listen to nature!  Can you hear the lone cry of a Bluejay or the rushing of a clear stream?  Take in all the beauty our area has to offer.   This can be easily be done when hiking any of our area's numerous trails.


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Horserace Rapids Horserace Rapids - Horserace Rapids is south of Crystal Falls, east on U.S. - 2, and is one of the premier destinations for hikers and picnickers alike.  Follow the road toward the Iron County Airport and south to the rapids.   It is a short walk from the parking lot along a well-marked trail to these beautiful rapids.

Gray WolfThe wolf is native to Michigan and is thought to have once existed in all 83 counties of the state.  The gray wolf subspecies that exists near Crystal Falls is taxonomically the same animal that currently resides in other parts of the upper Great Lakes region.  The animal is more commonly known as the gray wolf, timber wolf, or eastern timber wolf.  There is always a chance, when hiking, that you might come upon a pack.  To get more information on local wolves contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.


Hiking in Crystal FallsBewabic State Park - The trail starts in the campground and ends in the day-use area of the park.  It takes about one hour to hike.

Glidden Lake Foot Paths - There are three loops to these trails.  The starting point  begins in the parking area.  Loop #1 is 3.4 miles, loop #2 is 4.5 miles and loop #3 is 3.9 miles. There are signs every 1/2 mile to follow.

Crystal Falls in Fall!!Pentoga Park - Brule River Trail starts at the registration booth, crosses County road 424 and continues to the Brule River.  It's a 5 mile long pathway.  The Indian Ceremonial Bowl is a short walking trail of one mile.

Wolf Track Nature Trail - This unique self-guided interpretive nature walk is offered to the public by the George Young Recreational Complex.  A 1-1/2 mile loop trail (with a 1/3 mile spur to Mt. Margaret) winds leisurely through scenic woods, paced by well-stationed signs interpreting nature in words and art.

Timber Lake Trail - About 11 miles west of Iron River, off U.S. 2, the trailhead is 0.3 miles south on a dead-end gravel road.  The narrow trail winds through hardwoods about 0.8 miles to Timber Lake.  Timber Lake is a walk-in trout fishing lake.

Waterfalls - Within driving distance of Crystal Falls there are many gorgeous waterfalls such as Bond Falls, Agate Falls and Canyon Falls which can provide excellent hiking.  Did you know that there are 198 waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula?