We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.

Hotels near Gooseberry Falls State Park

Write a Review

451 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
485 reviews 485 reviews
199 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chaska, Minnesota
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Upsala, Minnesota, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The falls, the beach, and the park are all beautiful and well maintained. Gift shop has many, many lovely and practical items for sale. Gooseberry is a must for anyone visiting Minnesota's North Shore.

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

In warm weather, wear your swimsuit to the waterfall. Lots of opportunity for fun in the water. Great hiking trails. Beautiful riverside trail down to the lake with beautiful shoreline. For a stretch day, you can make a day trip from the Twin Cities and be home by 9pm. I've done it many times.

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This had to be the highlight of the trip! We drove along the scenic drive from Duluth to get there and once we were there, we were not disappointed. It was breathtaking and beautiful. We had a great picnic at the base of the waterfall and walked up to the top. Kid friendly, a beautiful day and gorgeous falls. Must... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There are at least five waterfalls on the trail at this park, which makes for a lovely hike. The trail is not too strenuous, though there are stairs and it is rough in parts. We were here in early June and the water was powerful and plentiful. Lake Superior is nearby and SplitRock Lighthouse is not far up the highway.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royalton, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lots of beautiful scenery. Nice walking trails. Many great photo ops! Went for the fall leaves and it did not disappoint.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Gooseberry Falls was always one of my favorite parks as a kid and it seems to just keep getting more beautiful. There are a nice variety of hikes--my new favorite is an easy hike back to the former site of the CCC bivouac area. I'm not sure the CCC boys could have imagined how much their hard work would come... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gooseberry Falls State Park also viewed


Been to Gooseberry Falls State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing