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Falls Trail

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Hike to the highest waterfall in Minnesota!


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Out and Back

659' 201 m

High

623' 190 m

Low

47' 14 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Ease of access to the highest waterfall in Minnesota makes this a great route for the whole family.

Grand Portage State Park is day use only.

Overview

The Falls Trail at Grand Portage State Park leads to the highest waterfall in Minnesota, High Falls, located on the Pigeon River.

Need to Know

Coming from the south driving, vehicle GPS units might not recognize the final turn into the state park and will try to lead you through Canada. There is signage telling you where to turn before the port of entry.

Description

Starting at the Grand Portage State Park Visitor Center just before the port of entry on the US/Canadian border, there is a paved and wheelchair accessible trail that leads to a boardwalk providing spectacular viewpoints of High Falls on the Pigeon River, the highest waterfall in Minnesota standing at 120 feet.

History & Background

The 9 mile Grand Portage Trail was created to bypass this waterfall. This Minnesota State Park is unique as it is located on land owned by the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa and is leased to the state for use as a state park.

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Shared By:

Kevin Killingbeck

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Looking across the falls at Canada.
Aug 22, 2017 near Grand M…, MN
Left = USA // Right = Canada
Aug 22, 2017 near Neebing, ON
The Pigeon River's High Falls is the highest waterfall in Minnesota.
Mar 14, 2017 near Neebing, ON
Grand Portage Pigeon River High Falls
Aug 17, 2020 near Neebing, ON

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Aug 12, 2020
Ivonne NaPett
1.2mi
Aug 11, 2020
Scott Loomer
Jul 22, 2019
Marc Daniel
With Luma. Extended hike to middle falls. About 4miles return from main falls. — 11h 45m
Jun 8, 2019
Jared Gebers
May 27, 2019
Andrea Miller
1mi
Jan 1, 2019
Saranya Subramanian
1.2mi
Jun 16, 2018
Jack M
Jan 28, 2018
Cassie Milhon