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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

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Address: 4051 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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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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Walking in nature's wonderland

This is the supreme 2-3 hour walk thru pristine wilderness of Northern Minnesota. Be prepared to hear and see. Watch the ground for beautiful mosses, lichens, ferns and other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the supreme 2-3 hour walk thru pristine wilderness of Northern Minnesota. Be prepared to hear and see. Watch the ground for beautiful mosses, lichens, ferns and other plants, and the skies for birds and other animals that climb. Near the end you will encounter The Devils Kettle with the stream and waterfalls. This walk never fails to excite... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reading about Devil's Kettle on the internet, it was a goal to see it in person so we made the morning of it! It was easy to get to plenty of parking and good signage. The trails were in good shape and I was amazed at all the stairs created. While you're not really close to "the kettle" it was... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a great trail, with a slightly challenging hike to get to Devil's Kettle. We were told it would be challenging... but as we hiked, we met a couple.... he was in his 80's, & she in her 70's, that were having no problems navigating the area. We were in our forties. That being said, there are a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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