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Address: Grand Portage, MN
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Description: Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.

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Beautiful Waterfall

We drive to Grand Portage State Park (1/2 mile from the Canadian border) and park our car in the large paved lot. While we walk the easy half mile trail through a forest, we can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Denice S
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DeWitt, Michigan
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DeWitt, Michigan
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196 reviews 196 reviews
122 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We drive to Grand Portage State Park (1/2 mile from the Canadian border) and park our car in the large paved lot. While we walk the easy half mile trail through a forest, we can hear the sounds of rushing water. We climb the 30+/- steps to a wooden deck that allows us to get a closer look at High... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is a beautiful, relaxing walk to a breathtaking view of the falls! Very nice trail makes it very easy to walk. Don't forget your camera!

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Hugo, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Less than one mile from the Canadian border, the High Falls of the Pigeon River that borders the US and Canada is proably the easiest walk of any place along the north shore. Paved all the way with ramps, so that wheelchair can make it almost all the way up. A little known thing is that as you are on... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Quick hike to the top. Avoid the stairs and take the ramp. Very slippery on paved trail and wooden boardwalk: better to visit after snow has melted. Or grab hiking poles and clets for the bottom of your shoes!

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We hiked to the falls on our way home from a trip to Canada. It was a tough hike, especially for the younger members, but worthwhile in the end. Can't wait to head back!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

At the lower part of Pigeon River, which separates Minnesota and Ontario, the river is a progression of rapids and falls. The parks hiking trail lead inland from the Information Centre’s car park to the beautiful and picturesque outlook at Middle Falls and High Falls – the highest in Minnesota. Along the way we spied stunning vistas of the largest... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Well maintained trail up to the falls. You can see the Canadian side, which is not as nice as the US. Great views of the falls.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have seen the falls in the spring, summer and falls and no matter what the season, they are definitely worth taking the nice hike to see. In the early spring, the water roars around huge ice dams at the top. I'd sure like to be there when one of them breaks loose and goes over the falls! You'll feel... More 

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Edgerton, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The path to the falls was very well maintained. Interesting facts about why Grand Portage was where it is.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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183 reviews 183 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Worth the relatively short walk/hike to the viewing platforms. The falls were rushing and roaring. This is Minnesota, and we'd also had a fair amount of recent rain. Nice photo opps, and not too difficult, as there is boardwalk or paving the entire way. There are stairs to the platforms, but not too many for me. Worth the trip if... More 

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