The largest fo the drops on the Yellow Dog River know as Yellow Dog Falls are 20′ in height. This is the first fall you reach as you had downstream from Co. Rd. 510. There are several more drops as you follow the river downstream to Lakes Superior, but they are at the most a few feet in height. The hike to the falls is pretty uneventful. The trail only has a few dips and climbs. This is a great location to pack in a lunch and if you are interested in fishing the Yellow Dog is known for Rainbow and Brook Trout. I fished between the falls and the last drop and caught several of each.
Needless to say, there are no modern conveniences at this site so come prepared.
Directions to Yellow Dog Falls
Yellow Dog Falls is a pretty easy find. Easy, but remote. If you are coming from Marquette, you are going to take Co. Rd. 550 north toward Big Bay. You will travel roughly 22 miles and shortly after you cross Alder Creek you will see Co. Rd. 510/AAA heading off to your left. If you are heading south from Big Bay 510/AAA is just past the general store on your right. Take Co. Rd. 510 AAA West for approximately 2.7 miles. then Co. Rd. 510 turns left, this is the first major intersection. Drive south about 4 miles and you cross the Yellow Dog River bridge and you will see parking on your left. There is a well-defined foot trail behind the boulders at the end of the parking lot. You will see/here the falls about a half mile up the trail. These are considered to be Yellow Dog Falls, but there are two more drops downstream.