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Nice stroll to see a beautiful waterfall

Viewing the high falls was a nice stop to add to our trip after crossing the border back into the... read more

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Bluefield, West Virginia
An easy walk to great overlook

The high falls on the Pigeon River is the tallest waterfall in Minnesota. The trail to the falls... read more

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Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.
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Grand Portage, MN
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Reviewed yesterday

Viewing the high falls was a nice stop to add to our trip after crossing the border back into the states from Canada. The visitor center there is nice and the stroll to view the falls provides for a nice leisure walk to stretch your...More

Thank AleciaLester
Reviewed 3 days ago

The high falls on the Pigeon River is the tallest waterfall in Minnesota. The trail to the falls from the parking lot at the visitor center is about 1/2 mile of paved trail and boardwalk through the boreal forest to the falls. The views are...More

Thank deepwoods
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You are driving that far to the Minnesota/Ontario border, you gotta visit this historic site. Yes, I learned using the work ‘historical/historic’ before everything like all the American 😜🤣. The truly a place to visit with family and friends. Indian’s ingenious way of doing business...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not difficult to get to. Amazing views. Would recommend to anyone in the area. Great picture taking opportunities!

Thank Liketraveling0531
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop on the North Shore tour. We moved to Minnesota seven years ago and I am surprised how many people have not been to Grand Portage State Park. Many have come up the North Shore, but they still don't make it...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short trip to and from the falls on an very nice trail. Mostly paved for easy walking. A few stairs had to be used to get to platforms to get a good view, but well worth it.

Thank kea327
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy, paved walk to the highest waterfall in MN. Highly suggested activity. Great photo opportunity as well!

Thank Deanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk the half mile or so to High Falls on a mostly paved well-marked trail, with a few stairs here and there. The trail does ascend on the way there...but, it's gentle and there were families with kids doing the hike easily. There...More

Thank 336judyr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trail was nice but a little slippery from the rain. Was really shocked that the high falls is not marked better on the road or in the park. More signage would be helpful. We thought this was the highest falls but once you get...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed July 13, 2018

its small and camping is nearby, but great views! highest falls in mn, id recommend going in late winter when you can see the frozen falls "open" up

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Lisa M
August 21, 2016|
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Response from MrsLUVStravel | Reviewed this property |
The portage falls is right off of 61 on the Minnesota side of the border. You can see the border patrol/crossing from the entrance of the park. You do not cross into Canada.
terri P
July 23, 2015|
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Response from MrsLUVStravel | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may bring pets. Entering is free.
terri P
July 23, 2015|
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Response from Leslie O |
We are a fee free park as we are rest area parking, pets are allowed on the trail as long as they remain on a leash, service animals only are allowed inside the building.