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Address: Judge Magney State Park, MN

Breathtaking waterfall at Judge Magney State Park.

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Mystery Water

Nice hike to view this water mystery! Be prepared for a lot of stairs though, other than that it's really cool and awesome trails and environmental scenery around that entire area.

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice hike to view this water mystery! Be prepared for a lot of stairs though, other than that it's really cool and awesome trails and environmental scenery around that entire area.

Thank Cor-Pie
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I read reviews on here beforehand. I'm out of shape, have really bad motion/altitude sickness, and was a long time smoker (recently quit), so I was really worried about how well I'd do, but it wasn't as intimidating as the reviews made it out to be. I did fine and made the hike upward without even having to take my... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 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 

Thank Steve W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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 

Thank Danniogirl12
Grand Valley, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 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 

Thank Jenny D
Waconia, Minnesota
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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 

3 Thank Ranger1680
Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank ogtrevw
Freeport, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 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.

Thank WildFan
Batavia, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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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