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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Address: Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
Phone Number: 218-834-3855
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal...
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Type: State Parks, Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great scenery and walking paths to burn up a few hours. We did some winter hiking at subzero temps and enjoyed observing the tracks of wolves, coyotes, fox, squirrels, rabbits and mice in the fresh snow. Such a great excuse to get outside and burn a few calories. Friendly staff at the Visitor Center also.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It's best to stop when there is a decent flow, but that is dependent on time of the year, rainfall, or the spring thaw.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is a pretty good hike to the falls but well worth it. Bring your camera. You will definitely get some spectacular photos here. Might even see some wildlife. The gift shop has some great stuff as well!

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Waite Park, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We love all the MN state parks but what we really love about Gooseberry Falls is that the falls there are accessible to climbing and exploring (based on weather and water conditions). This winter was the first time we explored them frozen and they were amazing and even more beautiful than summer. They also have a great center with gift... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We always stop at Gooseberry to check out the falls and hike down to the lake. Great place to stop and stretch your legs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A great stop for hiking the trails and viewing some beautiful falls and scenery. Plan plenty of time cause there is a lot to see.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did the quick little loop right off of the visitors center to see the upper & lower falls. We were in a hurry so we didn't have time to explore anything else. Gooseberry Falls SP is just down the road from Split Rock Lighthouse SP and once you pay to get into one park the rest of the parks... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We always stop by the Falls when we are in the area. While the hike scenery stays the same, the kids love walking in the after and on the rocks. Take water shoes if you want to do this though or your feet will get bruised.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The trails at this state park are endless and so diverse. We hiked along the river, through marshland, over rocks, and up hills to get a spectacular view of Lake Superior!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great walking trails to get to the falls and to Lake Superior. Great place to explore the area around the falls. Great stop for the family

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