Big Pup Falls on Big Pup Creek

a creek's sudden tumble through the Huron Mountains

Small upper drop
  • Open woods near Big Pup Creek
  • Lower drops on Big Pup Creek
  • Piled small cascades
  • Small upper drop
  • Water cascading around boulders and logs
  • Weeping wall on County Road 510
  • Dusty bridge over Big Pup Creek

Running alongside County Road 510 for a short time, Big Pup Falls is a set of waterfalls in a classic Huron Mountain setting. Multiple small drops over dark volcanic rock, hemmed in by mossy banks and tall trees, the upper drops on the creek makes a perfect setting for easy visits. This waterfall is on private property, so please respect the land in any posted restrictions.


Less than two miles south of County Road 510's bridge over the Yellow Dog River there is another, smaller bridge over Big Pup Creek. Park near the bridge and head directly down to the creek. Follow the water downstream for a few hundred yards to view all of the upper falls.

To visit the larger lower falls you can either continue downstream through the brush and swamp for another mile or so or cut forward on the two-tracks.

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  • Mark Piotrowski Oct 1, '23 Found a dirt road going east off of 510 just about one mile north of the bridge over Big Pup Creek. From the clearing a short distance in, go right to two track that goes down to the creek, follow creek downstream, or possibly use the small walking trail going east off the two track, though l did not have time to test it out.Add to this discussion
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