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The two RV Gypsies hiked to O-Kun-De-Kun Falls
in Ontonagon County, North of Bruce Crossing
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 
September 7, 2015

Summary: O-Kun-De-Kun Falls is the wildest of several scenic falls in Ontonagon County. If you are looking for a nice hike and a chance to get away from crowds and fences, O-Kun-De-Kun Falls is a must see. One of the few plunge falls around Lake Superior.

sign at the beginning of the hiking trail North Country Trail sign to O-Kun-De-Kun Falls
mileage sign to the waterfalls

During this year’s 2015 trip, the two RV Gypsies were able to visit several waterfalls in Michigan. One of the most impressive hikes was the trip to¬†O-Kun-De-Kun Falls, located north of Bruce Crossing in Michigan. While the hike had its challenges, and it was a hot day, this was a nice hike. The trail to O Kun de Kun Falls began at a parking lot just off M-45, and continued through the woods alongside the Baltimore River for just over a mile. The trail was well marked and easy to follow, and it is also part of the North Country Trail.

Where needed, planks were in place to avoid rough or muddy areas. So, Lee walked the plank and over the mud he goes.

Lee Duquette walks the plank over the mud Lee goes
Karen Duquette walks the plank Over the plank and into the woods

The Baltimore River was a beautiful creamy peanut butter brown in color.

The Baltimore River The Baltimore River

As usual, Karen wet her hiking rag in the river and used it to cool down.

Karen wets her hiking rag in the river
Karen wets her hiking rag in the river The Baltimore River at the bottom of the waterfall

A little over a mile into this scenic hike, the Baltimore River drops 10 feet over stone ledges to form the scenic Upper Falls (also referred to as the Creamy Peanut Butter Slide). The two RV Gypsies thought they had reached O-Kun-De-Kun Falls, but it wasn't until the next day that they learned they had only reached the smaller falls. In order to reach O-Kun-De-Kun Falls, they would have had to cross over a suspension bridge just below this falls. It should be noted on the signs at the beginning of the trail that there are actually two falls.

The Upper Falls The Upper Falls
The Upper Falls The Upper Falls
The Upper Falls The Upper Falls
the two RV Gypsies at the Baltimore River
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