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Address: Judge Magney State Park, MN

Breathtaking waterfall at Judge Magney State Park.

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One mile hike to overlook

A one mile hike thru rocky and dirt trail, the way there is a difficult mostly uphill terrain, there are 200 steps that finally lead to river and then another 40 or so that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Steve W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A one mile hike thru rocky and dirt trail, the way there is a difficult mostly uphill terrain, there are 200 steps that finally lead to river and then another 40 or so that finally get you to the viewing area, very cool to see, stop at lower falls and cool off before climbing back up the 200 steps, once... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Amazing site to see on the North shore. The hike, although only a mile long, is hard- a lot of uphill and down hill. Manageable, as we did it and we are out of shape, but the legs were like Jelly when it was done. You will be proud to have done the hike and rewarded with an incredible site!... More 

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Grand Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

1 hour from Thunder Bay I always wanted to visit this beautiful spot. It is definitely something that you have to see in your lifetime. Beautiful nature walk but a difficult hike in for people out of shape. It is worth the work just to be able see such wondrous beauty. I am so happy that I was able to... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hike to Devil's Kettle falls is one of the more strenuous hikes of the waterfalls along the North Shore. It's roughly one mile each way and that includes a lot of stairs. It's definitely manageable though as our 6-year old daughter managed it. The falls themselves are beautiful and interesting along with high falls which is just before the... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

it was a good break from driving. The falls were a lot bigger than they look in the picture. There was a huge staircase to climb but overall the hike was moderate difficulty. Would recommend

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Freeport, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a very well maintained trail. The steps are not easy but just take your time and you will be ok. Not for small children. The view is amazing and worth the walk into the Falls. I would recommend this to anyone who has a few hours to take their time and just enjoy.

Thank leeh619
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Be prepared because there are a lot of steps, but it's really amazing to see. Other than the large set up steps, it's a very easy trail and well kept.

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Batavia, Illinois
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were doing a road trip around Lake Superior, (Great Vacation!). We stopped here to see some sights and do a little hiking. The park is off Hwy. 61 and very scenic. The trails are well maintained and signed. We did some hiking on some of the short trails and really enjoyed the park. One of the main trails here... More 

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Madison WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was a very cool waterfall located in the Judge C R Magney State Park. One half actually seems to disappear completely. Unfortunately you can't get a really good view of it from the trail. There is also a smaller falls along the trail that you can get very close too. Note however that if you don't like stairs don't... More 

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Louisburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Recommended to us by locals, we were so glad we made the stop! A fabulous hike, even with 3 kids 10 and under. Due to lots of rain, the falls were amazing and raging! The kids wanted to hike the entire 14 mile loop....next time, because we'd love to come back. Lots of steps, just FYI in case that bothers... More 

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