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Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Marais, MN 55606
+1 218-475-2360
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Truly Grand

It's a long drive to the park. Totally worth it. The falls is amazing. Great place to have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bradsheri
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Minnesota
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Dynamic Rushing Waterfall

The walk up to the falls is paved with wooden steps. There are seating areas along the way but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
24QueenBee
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Located northwest of Lake Superior, this area offers camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and dogsledding.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“high falls” (35 reviews)
“pigeon river” (13 reviews)
“middle falls” (11 reviews)
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Grand Marais, MN 55606
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a long drive to the park. Totally worth it. The falls is amazing. Great place to have lunch and start your trip back. I will hit this in the winter. An easy paved hike to the falls.

Thank bradsheri
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the falls is paved with wooden steps. There are seating areas along the way but generally very manageable. The waterfalls over the Pidgeon River was outstanding. The sheer volume of the water misted over the viewing areas and created rainbows across...More

Thank 24QueenBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visitor center with its great turtle entrance (floor), clean bathrooms, and the interesting history on display further inside. The paved and boarded walk to High Falls was enjoyable, especially with the surrounding autumn leaves! A definite “must see” for anyone passing through.

Thank 96Dreamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great stop for us. First of all, the visitor center is spectacular. The tile floor in the entry way is done up to look like a turtle (very well done!). There is a museum-like area that is top notch. There is also...More

Thank CheddaP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular natural wonder, Pigeon River's High Falls is worth going out of your way for. About 45 mins north of Grand Marais, on the Grand Portage reservation, just before the Canadian border (turn left along the back side of the MN state sign into...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minnesota's North Shore is lined with fabulous state parks, most built around rivers and waterfalls. This is the most northern one (on the border with Canada) and the falls are both easily accessible and very impressive! When the sun shines, you should be able to...More

Thank Traveler918
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super easy walk to the high falls, great picture platforms. If you cross the border to Canada you have gone to far !!

Thank lindajerry2015
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A good round trip 1 mile walk, if you go into Canada you will like Kakabeka Falls, Rainbow Falls. Thirty second border crossing with enhanced border crossing.

Thank seescokid
Reviewed 4 September 2017

After living and traveling all over the state of Minnesota for over 70 years, I never knew this beautiful waterfalls existed. What an easy hike off Hwy. 61 State Park station that is even wheel-chair accessible. The beauty and grandeur is absolutely breathtaking. These are...More

Thank Woody J
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This time we took some more grandkids to see the falls. Just about all have see them now and they all have been impressed. The walk through the woods is quiet and lovely. The kids had a grand time racing down the paved path. It...More

Thank minneapol
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Vanessa H
16 September 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
You can access the park without going into Canada. You will see the customs station, but it is after the park. I loved this visit to Gran Portage have a great time.
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ChrisByl
4 September 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, busy working!! We saw young children at vantage points for the falls. the main walk way is paved.
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terri P
24 July 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
I think the earlier answer is accurate and inclusive. We saw visitors with a dog on a leash.
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