Remote and difficult to reach, Big Falls is a large split drop over tiered slate. The drops are about equal in size and flow (except during dry spells, when the left side dwindles down to a small chute) and are split by an outcropping large enough to support several small trees. Above the main waterfall are some short stepping drops crossing the river while downstream is mostly a calm, gravel-based river. Tall pines line the sides of the water and a steep western wall, with the access road on top, fences in the river.
Big Falls is the uppermost waterfall on East Branch Huron River, a few calm miles upstream of a jumbled slate gorge. While not as rugged as Slate River or the West Branch's waterway, this gorge still holds a number of waterfalls including , which exits the gorge on the north end.
There are two possible routes, one involving some tough roads and the other a tough hike.
Tough roads: head down Black Creek Road, turning down the two-track that is 1.7 miles south of Skanee Road. The first obstacle involves crossing West Branch Huron River on a shallow gravel ford (a seasonal route, of course). After driving through the river continue straight (not turning right up the steep hill) to the swampy area, which will take you thruogh a very deep puddle that will swallow up most small cars. After passing the puddle turn right, following the swamp for a bit. Stick to the main road which takes you east for a while before turning south. 1.4 miles after the turning at the swamp there will be some spots for parking alongside the road under huge trees. Stop here and head downhill on the trail to the falls.
Tough hike: continue down Skanee Road, passing Big Erick's Bridge, and follow Erick's Road to the third creek (coincidentally about 1.7 miles past Big Erick's). Park here and follow the creek downstream until it meets East Branch Huron River. Follow the river upstream past East Branch Huron River Falls, the multiple drops in the gorge, and the flat sandy plain above the gorge to Big Falls. Total hike is about 2 miles over rough, yet beautiful, terrain.