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Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Marais, MN 55606
218-475-2360
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Our TOTAL FAVORITE stop on our WATERFALL TOUR!!

This was the easiest of all hikes on our waterfall tour, and the most "grand"! (Well, these fall... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynn-BCat
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Must see on a north shore visit

A short hike will take you to these falls. They are the tallest falls in the state of Minnesota and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tootflute
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Located northwest of Lake Superior, this area offers camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and dogsledding.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“high falls” (26 reviews)
“pigeon river” (11 reviews)
“grand portage” (19 reviews)
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Grand Marais, MN 55606
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the easiest of all hikes on our waterfall tour, and the most "grand"! (Well, these fall are the tallest in MN!. Great picnic area and 'interpretive center'. The vistas are worth the drive to see mother nature at her finest.

Thank Lynn-BCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short hike will take you to these falls. They are the tallest falls in the state of Minnesota and are accessible from both Minnesota and Ontario Canada. I would definitely go for another visit.

Thank Tootflute
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up from Two Harbors, MN (120 miles) stopping at Split Rock State Park for a nice hike and Grand Marais for a nice lunch. This state park is right on the Canadian border and make a nice day trip. We took the short...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Located at the US/Canadian border 35 min north of Grand Marais, this lovely park is worth your drive! The drive along Lake Superior, into Grand Portage Reservation is truly stunning. On clear days you can see Isle Royale from the wayside rests along Mount Josephine....More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just loved this park. Very friendly, helpful staff. The high falls were beautiful and well worth the walk. Nice gift shop with great prices.

1  Thank debmarstr
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Just a short paved walk to overlook a large waterfall and view of Canada, even manageable in the snow.

2  Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

this was our last stop for the day ( also last exit in USA before entering Canada ). The visitor center is very quite and heard that you can get a chance to view aurora colors in sky for some days. the air is very...More

2  Thank Rakesh K
Reviewed 14 October 2016

You start out walking. Easy trails and lots of benches along the way for folks not in shape. You just keep walking and bam - - a stunning waterfall. Don't bother with gift shoppe. Unfriendly service.

1  Thank susan b w
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is one of the newer state parks. The falls are accessible by a paved trail that takes you right out to the falls. They even have a ramp entry for those who can't go up the steps. The view is equally good from either...More

1  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The walkway is very easy and short. The payoff are very nice views of the waterfalls and river. Very well maintained.

Thank Northernillgirl
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Vanessa H
Maybe this is a silly question- but i'm traveling up to grand portage from the Citie this weekend and Google Maps is telling me we have to cross the border into canada and then come back down to MN, is this true or can you acsess the park with out crossing the border?
17 September 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
You can access the park without going into Canada. You will see the customs station, but it is after the park. I loved this visit to Gran Portage have a great time.
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ChrisByl
Hi! How Is the trail for kids the age of 3-7. The youngest with the possibility to sit on the back of a parent? Tank you!
5 September 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, busy working!! We saw young children at vantage points for the falls. the main walk way is paved.
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terri P
can I bring my pet on the walking trail to the high falls???
24 July 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
I think the earlier answer is accurate and inclusive. We saw visitors with a dog on a leash.
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