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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

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Address: 4051 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2150
Phone Number: +1 218-387-3039
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A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls,...

A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.

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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

Sort of a strenuous hike with fabulous rapids and waterfalls at the end. Get ready for the last 1/4 mile.. Over 200 steps. Easy on the way down..hard on the way up.. Well worth it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sort of a strenuous hike with fabulous rapids and waterfalls at the end. Get ready for the last 1/4 mile.. Over 200 steps. Easy on the way down..hard on the way up.. Well worth it

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NW Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were there shortly after the peak of fall colors, but it was still beautiful. The hike is short (2 miles round trip) but relitively strenuous. The trail is well maintained. The last part before the upper falls and cauldron is 90 plus well built steps. We have not experienced any other parts of the park so we cannot review... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The main attraction here is Devil's Kettle. From the parking area it is a short but challenging (for some) hike up and down many stairs to reach the falls. We hike often and did not find it difficult. However, we saw elderly folks and children taking many rest stops along the way.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Even with crowds, this place is easily accessible and serene. An easy hike- perfect rest stop for folks who are driving up further north!

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

You have to work hard climbing stairs and walking rugged trails to see the Upper Falls on the Brule River. A shorter distance beyond will take you to another falls which dumps into a bottomless pit called the Devil's Kettle. This is the second falls you will reach if you come from the State Park Office. It would be wise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of stairs but it's worth it! The falls are gorgeous, there's a little one like half way through to keep you motivated to see the big one.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We did the Devils kettle trail. The trail is easy but it is a forest trail not a path so some places are rough ie rocky tree roots to step on/over. To get to the falls you have to go down 170+ steps so it is not for everyone. But the scenery is very beautiful it is one of my... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

To say this Falls is not amazing is not seeing the true nature the falls on one of the biggest rivers on the North Shore where over 1/2 of the River falls into a gigantic hole in the ground never to be seen again! Open your eyes and understand. The "Lots of Stairs" are worth every single one!

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

being a overweight not in the best shape 50 year old lol this was not my favorite hike to a falls trip...the Devils Kettle falls itself was not that great imo. I have been to many other falls and it didn't seem to me the best one around..I was quite disappointed I guess I was expecting a bigger falls then... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us "non-hikers" went to the falls. It is over 2 miles round trip with what I would call strenuous portions. After going up on the trail you go down (and returning, go up again) 175 stairs. Devil's Kettle falls were very impressive. The trails was well maintained.

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