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“The Brule is awesome”

Judge C.R. Magney State Park
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Owner description: A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice hike to Upper Falls were you can get a fresh shower if you stand in the right spot on the rocks! Devil's Kettle is fascination especially with the amount of water flowing in the Brule River. We went a bit beyond the overlook at the top of the falls. Climbed on some rocks along the shore and observed the water flowing over at the brink. Not a good place for children.
The trail is good but has some roots and rocks. The stairs up from the river - 175. It does have a few landings if you need to rest.

Thank runandbike
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed just long enough to take in the two main waterfalls (one was called Devils Kettle). We drove in, parked at an obvious parking area, walked across the bridge over the river and up the other side to the two falls. The first you can get very close to... I'm still wiping off my glasses :), the second is from a good distance, but still nice. A worthwhile, quick hike. There are several flights of stairs down to the first falls, but really not too bad for someone with average fitness.

Thank Ezra6
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

If my review was based solely on the trails, waterfalls, etc., it'd be a 5 star review. However, we also chose Judge Magney State Park as one of our campsites on our trip of the North Shore. The issue was no running water to speak of, which meant no shower facilities or modern restrooms. Absolutely, it's the risk you take when camping. However, the state of Minnesota does an AMAZING job with their campgrounds and state parks, so this stood out like a sore thumb on this trip, and is worth a mention.

Again, the hiking and view of the main waterfall is amazing. It's not a very strenuous hike. There are a good amount of stairs, however, once you get to the main falls. The trip down isn't much, the trip back up can be very difficult for people that don't do a lot of hiking. Fortunately, they have a few bench stops at a few places. We hiked to the falls around 7 or 8 in the evening, and didn't see another person. If you're here simply to hike, it's maybe a mile to a mile and a half to see the main falls attractions. It won't take too long.

We weren't able to see the Devil's Kettle in action, because the river was very full. As such, the water appeared to rush right over the top, and you really couldn't see it. This didn't detract from the trip, however. One of the highlights is how close you can get to the main waterfall. With the amount of water falling over at this particular time, we got wet pretty quick!

Overall, a great stop.

Thank Nic H
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

We traveled to the North Shore to visit the parks and take in the spectacular views of the parks and waterfalls. The waterfalls this time of year were awesome! We have traveled to many places to view waterfalls and the view of the falls were just spectacular! You will want to wear comfortable hiking shoes, mosquito spray, water, and take a camera. The hike was not that strenuous and the visitor center was immaculate and fairly new. The trails were nicely marked, slick in some spots, and benches provided on the way.

6  Thank mparker
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Camp sites are a little close, but it was quiet during the week. Nice facilities and close walk 1-1.5 miles to devils kettle falls.

Thank Bruce K
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