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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
218-834-3855
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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.

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Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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

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Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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

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Royalton, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There are many falls along Minnesota's North Shore. Gooseberry is one of the best ones for getting close to it and experience the sights and sounds of a waterfall. Some others are more picturesque, but they are more of a challenge to travel to or approach. Gooseberry is fairly short 40 mile Northeasterly drive from Duluth. There is no charge... More

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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to the North Shore. So glad I stopped at Gooseberry Falls. Tons of hiking from super short and easy to longer and quieter. It is easy to reach the Upper Falls in just minutes. I recommend hiking up the west side of the river to Fifth Falls and then back down the east side on... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went this Fall and the colors were gorgeous. Lots of paths and hiking and room for kids and adults to walk around the falls. Super fun afternoon. Would go again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We Minnesotans are so incredibly lucky to have so many perfectly groomed hiking trails. This hike is a perfect addition to a day at Gooseberry Falls. The main falls are what most people experience, and it is fun to walk around on the rocks and play around in this lovely spot. Once you walk along the North side of the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful autumn setting, nice trails away from the Falls. Take the trails down to the lake for the most peaceful walk.

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