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Judge Magney State Park

4051 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-3039
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
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North Mankato, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Definitely see the Devil's Kettle if you can make the hike out there. I hope you like stairs... XD Beyond that find some time to sit back and take in the beautiful scenery.

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This park is right there in front of you - and most people don't even mention it. But boy is it worth the small hike up the trail to see the falls. What a gorgeous park!!

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

First time at this park and it was great. I'm a big fan of state parks so I was sure it would be nice. The hike to Devils Kettle was great. It's about a mile each way with 170 some stairs and worth every step.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Loved the well-maintained trails and steps to the falls. Devil's Kettle is worth seeing! My husband had to rest on the stairs because we're a little out of shape. This would not be a disability-accessible trail, but there are some in the area.

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Duluth, MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing hiking (on the Superior Hiking Trail) and waterfalls, and right across the street from the lodge!

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Norman
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

a great hike to Devil's Kettle falls with only 172 stairs down to the "kettle" and then back up. Great cardio work out

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Judge C. R. Magney is a beautiful Minnesota State Park full of great hiking [the legendary Devil's Kettle] and many lovely spots. We counted the steps up from the falls...176. You get to burn off desert in the bargain.

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McKean, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We hiked the Devil's Kettle Trail which is a one mile out and back (2 mi. total). The trail follows the Brule River and offers views of the Lower Falls and Devil's Kettle Falls. It has plenty of elevation changes through beautiful northern Minnesota woods and 177 wooden steps near the Devil's Kettle. Sneakers or tennis shoes may not be... More 

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McIntosh, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful views and a challenging hike that you can take in within an hours time. See Devil's Kettle, you won't regret it! But, make sure you have good shoes and a bottle of water, you're gonna want them!

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Monticello, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Long hike with a lot of steps, but very relaxing and breathtaking! Wear tennis or hiking shoes as some parts of the trail can get steep.

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