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High Falls

Grand Portage, MN
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Ontonagon, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Just a short 1/2 mile hike to the falls. Very clean and well marked with area information. This is a must do if you're in the area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had been to the falls as a child but did not remember them.Now as an adult I realize that getting there is half of the fun. When you are near the falls the ride is spectacular. To take advantage of the beautiful scenery there are turn off for picture taking or just plan sight seeing and its ah inspiring.... More

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Arizona
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159 reviews 159 reviews
59 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We walked out to the high falls before the visitor center opened and it was well worth it. We had the falls to ourselves so we weren't rushed to take a picture and move away to others could get theirs. We were able to take our time and see the falls from several different locations.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

High Falls is located on the Pigeon River near Grand Portage. The trail to the falls is easy to maneuver and walk. It is an uphill walk that is less than 1 mile long. The falls are beautiful! We were told that there are 3 falls in the spring after the snow melts, but there were only 2 streams when... More

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Andover, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The walk is about a half-mile one-way to the falls, but the trails are great, and the bridge areas are extremely well-done. Everything would be accessible to wheelchair guests--we talked about that when we visited (none of us use a wheelchair; we just noted that it would be easy enough for someone in a wheelchair to visit the falls). As... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are plenty of waterfalls on the North Shore but this is the biggest and most accessible. There's a relatively short and smooth paved path and boardwalk to the falls with a few stairs at the end. Even if you're in a wheelchair this is one falls you can really get close to. Good hike for little ones too. If... More

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IL
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144 reviews 144 reviews
59 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a great place to end your North Shore Scenic Drive - The High Falls is not marked very well, but is located at the rest stop area just before the Canadian border on the left. The walk to the falls is blacktop path and even though there are no signs you can here the fall well before you... More

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