Breathtaking Deadman Hill Scenic Overlook: See Peak Michigan Fall Colors - Top Place to Visit in Michigan in the Fall


Breathtaking Deadman Hill Scenic Overlook: See Peak Michigan Fall Colors - Top Place to Visit in Michigan in the Fall | by Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

You need to check out Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook and trails to fully enjoy Michigan's fall foliage!


Where is Deadman's Hill?


Address: Deadman's Hill Road, Elmira, Michigan.  It is located northwest of Traverse City and south of Petoskey. Antrim County indicates Deadmans Hill overlook is part of the State of Michigan's Mackinaw State Forest. This lovely area overlooks the Jordan River Valley.

  • FYI: Deadman's Hill is just one of the many stops on our incredible Michigan Fall Color Tour!  Check out all the fantastic spots to see peak fall colors in Michigan!


The Drive Into Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook


Just so you are aware...

You will need to drive on gravel and sand for about one mile to reach the parking lot.  The right turn into the unpaved parking lot is filled with deep potholes, so if you have a low sports car, antique car or motorcycle you will need to be very careful.


Arrival at Deadman Hill Notes


There are two parking lots at Deadman Hill.  If the first one is full, continue to follow the path and there will be another one right next to the walk up to the scenic overview.



Don't be confused as to which trail to take.  The trail to Deadman Hill overlook is very short. It is the left trail next to the porta-john and the trail maps. You can almost see the top of the trail from the parking lot. (See photo above)



The trail on the right is the Jordan Valley Pathway and you can take this trail for a scenic 2.5 mill loop.  


The Jordan Valley Trail is very beautiful and scenic!


Map of other features in the areaMap of other features in the area

You can also visit the Pinney Bridge, Landside Overlook and Jordan River National Fish Hatchery while in the Deadman's Hill Area.


Best Fall Colors in Michigan Can be Seen from Deadman's Hill Overlook!


We hope you list Deadman's Hill on your list of places to visit in Michigan in the fall as it's such an incredible place to view the peak fall colors in Michigan.  We love seeing the color Michigan foliage from such a high vantage point.


Check Out This Incredible Michigan Fall Color Tour!


We put together a super beautiful Michigan color tour that includes Deadman's Hill.  There's scenic overlooks, farm markets, walking/hiking trails and places you need to visit this Michigan fall. 

Best Fall Colors in Michigan Tour: Best Places to See Peak Colors and Foliage


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Check out breathtaking Inspiration Point in Arcadia Michigan!!  You can see fabulous fall colors plus great views of Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes!


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