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“Favorite North Shore River” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cascade River State Park

Cascade River State Park
3481 West Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
218-387-3053
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Lutsen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Northshore park known for its breathtaking waterfalls.
Starbuck, Minnesota
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“Favorite North Shore River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have been going to the North Shore for over 30 years. This is my favorite river to get out & hike along. It's beautiful no matter water level. Gooseberry is nice but this is more intimate & way more thrilling.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Good hiking and wonderful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We first went to the park in early July and then returned in mid August. The river and falls are more impressive in the sprin and early summer but always beautiful. The hike to Lookout Mountain is pretty easy and provides stunning views of the vast surrounding forest, hills, and Lake Superior. The round trip hike their and back is definitely worth it if you have 3 hours to make it and enjoy the view from the top. It's not really much of a "mountain" but is 600 feet above Lake Superior and provides a great view (total elevation a little over 1200 feet above sea level). There are several other trails available as well and it connects with the larger Superior Hiking Trail.

Visited August 2013
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Hull UK
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“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Water was low, but a lovely walk, not too far, did it in flip lops. Enjoy it's worth the time. Paths are easy to follow and toilets are free

Visited August 2013
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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“Best Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We hike gentle trails of most parks on the North Shore. If you like waterfalls, this is a fantastic park. you can go gentle (meaning a walking hike with some steps and trail that have some roots etc.) Or difficult, steep with rocks to climb.

Visited August 2013
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Batavia, Illinois
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“Cascade River State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were on a road trip around Lake Superior, (Great Vacation!). We had just left Grand Maris driving on Hwy. 61. We spent a short time at the park to stretch our legs, and get in a short hike. The Ranger there gave us directions to a nice loop trail that took us to a nice viewing area to watch the cascades along the river. Even with the thunder and lightning in the distance the hike was well worth it. A very nice trail, great scenery and the rushing cascades made for a great hike despite the rain storm.
This area has so much to offer with such great parks and natural scenery.

Visited June 2013
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