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High Falls

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This is a beautiful waterfall to see. It is an easy hike to get to amazing views. There is a nice... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Independence, Iowa
Big waterfall in northern MN

High Falls on the Pigeon River in northern MN is a must-see destination. It is located on the... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Frank M
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Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.
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Grand Portage, MN
+1 218-475-2360
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This is a beautiful waterfall to see. It is an easy hike to get to amazing views. There is a nice visitor center as well. The trail is handicapped accessible as well, which is nice for people that break their ankle prior to visiting. ;)

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

High Falls on the Pigeon River in northern MN is a must-see destination. It is located on the U.S.-Canadian border off of U.S. 61. The MN side, where I went, has a very nice visitor center. Then it is a good hike to get to...More

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Very easy trail (some stairs, nothing scary) and absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend! Good for families.

1  Thank blackhawkgirl91
Reviewed June 4, 2018

A wonderful falls to take a not too long a walk/hike to reach with several observation decks. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend to anyone.

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Easy hike and worth every minute. The falls are beautiful and I am not even that excited about falls. We were told there is nearly always a full rainbow that can be seen from one of the 2 viewing spots. We were not disappointed. It...More

2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We hiked to the falls, and it is super. Easy hiking, the falls were beautiful this time of year. We hike there twice.

1  Thank jamgeff
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Really nice park, well maintained paved trail and not a very long walk to get to the falls. Right on the Canadian border so it was a little drive to get there but very well worth it, one of the nicest and highest falls I...More

3  Thank Brad A
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The trip to the falls is well worth it if you are in the area. Very, very scenic....there are a couple of overlooks....well worth your time....we liked these falls so well we additionally did the longer, more strenuous hike to Middle Falls.

2  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Well worth the trip a few miles off the main highway. Beautiful falls! I highly recommend this - very scenic!

1  Thank IngaMari
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

These falls are breathtaking. I'm in awe every time I see them. It's a bit of a haul getting up there, but well worth the trip.

1  Thank Rpod-lady
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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.