A small series of drops within a sharp little gorge, Upper Carp River Falls is an easy destination just outside of Ishpeming. There are two main waterfalls, one a bowl-shaped cascading plunge and the other a wide slide next to a tall cliff. Rocky outcroppings around the river make it difficult to get good angles on the drops.
Head east out Ishpeming on 41. About 2.1 miles down the road there will be a small cluster of buildings on the south side of the road. Pull into Semco Energy and park in the back corner, close to the woods. A trail leads from this corner to the river, follow it and then go downstream to view the falls.