Spray Falls

Spray Falls

Spray Falls

Photo Credit: Joel Rescoe

Located along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Spray Falls is a magnificent waterfall that drops about 70 feet vertically into Lake Superior.  This falls is remote and best viewed from the water, however there is a hiking trail leading you to the top.  The cliffs are a sheer drop for miles surrounding Spray Falls so in order to get the best shots of the falls you need to take a cruise from Pictured Rocks Cruises or take a guided sea kayak tour with a company such as Northern Waters.  We recommend the sea kayak trip as you can get right next to the cliffs and even paddle underneath Spray Falls and let the water crash down upon you.

Kayaking Spray FallsIn order to reach the crest of Spray Falls you will need to take the Lakeshore Trail.  Be careful on your hike as the cliffs are undercut in many locations.  Make sure not to approach too close to the ledge.  The shortest route to the crest of the falls is from Little Beaver Lake Campground.  This will require a 2 and a half mile hike to reach the falls.  The other option is to hike out to Chapel Rock & Beach and then continue on the trail the additional 2 miles up to the falls.  This will be a long day as you will be hiking a total of approximately 10 miles, so make sure to pack a lunch.  Chapel Beach makes a great rest stop to cool down and relax next to Lake Superior.  You can also break up your hike by camping right near Chapel Beach.  View the map below to see the various hiking options:

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