O kun de kun falls - Paulding michigan


o kun de kun fallsO Kun de Kun Falls is one of the largest of the waterfalls in Ontanagon county. It is not as large as Bond Falls or Agate Falls, but it is just as scenic and far wilder. It is a mile plus hike to O Kun de Kun Falls and there are no fences or signs. The waterfall is also unusual in that it is an actual plunge falls. Only a handful of the many waterfalls around Lake Superior are plunge falls. You can go behind the falls if you want, but you need to be careful and sure footed.

The trail head to the falls is located on the east side of US 45 about 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing. There are signs for the parking area.  There are actually two trails.  One is wide and fairly smooth.  The other is more of a trail, almost like a wild animal trail.  If you take the wide smooth trail it is easy going and you will come to suspension bridge that is part of the North Country Trail.  However, you will miss the first fall which I think is better than the main falls.

The waterfall is named after an Ojibway chief.