State closes Tahquamenon Falls walking trail through Memorial Day weekend due to flooding

Tahquamenon Falls trail floodingState officials say due to flooding, the popular Tahquamenon Falls State Park trail has been shut down until further notice.

The 5-mile long trail runs between the upper falls and lower falls. Park officials say it’s one of the most-used sections of the North Country Trail.

Craig Krepps is the Park Supervisor. He said water is running three-times higher than normal this year at roughly 40,000 gallons per second. “I gotta tell you, the upper falls and the lower falls are just, they’re phenomenal now, with all that water coming over, it’s breathtaking. It’s just absolutely breathtaking. People gotta come up and see it. I mean you might not see this again.”

Krepps said the Tahquamenon trail floods most years, but it usually happens in early spring, not Memorial Day. He said it’s not clear when the trail will re-open. There are still a good two-feet blocking crews from evaluating the damage and starting repairs. So the timing, he said, is up to Mother Nature.