High water levels on Tahquamenon River leads to closure of popular trail

PARADISE, Mich. (WXYZ) - The River Trail at Tahquamenon Falls State park is temporarily closed due to extremely high water levels on the Tahquamenon River.

High waters have caused foot bridges to separate and even move completely from the water washing them away.

Once the nearly two feet of water recedes, park officials will have to go onto the trail and move the foot bridges to their correct places before reopening the trail, according to Park Manager Craig Krepps.

"The hiking trail is closed until further notice and will most likely remain unaccessible through the holiday weekend, when the park usually runs 75 percent full," Krepps also said.

The rest of the park will remain open and visitors can still do everything except walk between the falls. Although the trail can't be used, Krepps said the highest magnitude of water since the 60s makes the falls look stunning.

The River Trail is considered to be the most popular trail in the Upper Peninsula.

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