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Address: Grand Portage, MN
Phone Number: 2184752360
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Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.

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Easy short trail, powerful falls

Trail is groomed and easy. Some off shoots of the main trail along the river that are more rustic. Interesting information signs to read along the way. My daughter and I didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2016
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a half mile easy walk from visitor center to these impressive falls. Right after you cross border from Canada. Good to stretch your legs after driving.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Trail is groomed and easy. Some off shoots of the main trail along the river that are more rustic. Interesting information signs to read along the way. My daughter and I didn't have time to take the more difficult hike to middle falls as well, but would like to next time we are there. The high falls have several viewing... More 

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Thank TineS-Love2Travel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Accessible path. Paved. Easy half mile walk. There are steps to different viewing platforms. Very pretty. Worth the hike.

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Thank MrsLUVStravel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nice tallest fall in MN, good observation deck. You can feel the mist coming from fall. Nice trail to reach the fall.

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Thank Anurag S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice hike and pretty scenery! A lot of stairs and pretty muddy after a day of rain, but worth every step!

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you are visiting Grand Marais for the day or on your way on up to Canada along 61, it is well worth it to take an extra hour to make a short trek to see these falls. This was my second visit and my friend who has difficulty walking for a long distance, found this to be okay. The... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This was an easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. There are two viewing platforms. The trail is paved with just a few steps up to the platforms. Great stop just before the border with Canada.

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Thank rvhenry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The hike to the falls was short enjoyable hike. There was bathrooms at the building. The was also benches on the way to the falls

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

High Falls (aptly named, considering they are the highest in Minnesota) are stupendous. Particularly fabulous if right after a rain. Easy half-mile walk to reach the falls from the visitor center. A few stairs, but otherwise a very easy trail. Really a fantastic site! People tend to be hypnotized by the superb waterfall! The falls are located in Grand Portage... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My wife and I recently vacationed along the North Shore to see lighthouses and waterfalls. This waterfall was one of the main points of interest for this trip. We have been to waterfalls all around the country, and this one is at or near the top. We stayed in Grand Marais and this is a short drive up 61 from... More 

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