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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

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Address: 4051 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone Number: 218-387-3039
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A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls,...

A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.

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Head For the Border

Want to know about a well-kept secret that's almost all the way up to the Canadian border? Then head to Judge Magney State Park where you''ll find easy access walking to gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
eatplaylove
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Want to know about a well-kept secret that's almost all the way up to the Canadian border? Then head to Judge Magney State Park where you''ll find easy access walking to gorgeous waterfalls, rushing rivers and fresh, pine-scented trails in gorgeous wilderness. A beauty of a state park.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't even know this place existed. We came across it while on our way to lunch. It was an unexpected surprise and we got some good hiking in.

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Thank 8Zebra211
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Excellent hiking with a couple of great views of waterfalls. There are a lot of steps so you will definitely get your work out in.

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Thank Lina L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Though it was a tad nippy (in the 30's) our hike to the falls was a great experience. About a mile, it is moderately exertional, but for those who enjoy a vigorous hour or so of hiking this is nearly as good as it gets. Along with a picturesque trail through the forest, this hike includes a big long staircase... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Very nice park. The long stair runs had convenient benches to rest between flights. You get to see the falls from above then get right up close! Visited during deer hunting, so definitely wearing blaze orange.

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Thank P263QVkenh
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Great hike to some beautiful waterfalls! The trail is partially uphill with quite a few stair (both ways). It's not a difficult trail, but not great for people with knee problems, etc.

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Thank jmh3383
Minneapolis MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Hiked to the summit of Eagle Mountain, gorgeous views! Most of the uphill is at the end, but it's worth it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We hiked the Devil's Kettle trail in Judge Magney Park. It's 170 steps but definitely worth the effort. Great views!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is one of our favorite state parks on the north shore. The trails are well-maintained, and lead the visitor through some spectacular areas.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Not the easiest state park to visit on the North Shore; there are close to 200 steps to see the falls and Devil's Kettle. We took our time and had no trouble. It was worth it.

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