Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors

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#1 of 70 in Trails in Minnesota
Home to a four-level waterfall and some of the best trout fishing in the state, Gooseberry Falls State Park is a haven for people seeking outdoor activity and scenic views. Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, this park offers 29 km (18 mi) of hiking trails and 13 km (8 mi) of mountain biking trails. See waterfalls rush into the river gorge, visit the ancient lava flow nearby, walk along the lake's shoreline, or explore the forests, keeping an eye out for the area's diverse wildlife. Several sites are available at the park's campground, and you can make reservations in advance online. Stop by the Joseph N. Alexander Visitor Center and gift shop to learn more about the park's offerings and history. By using our Two Harbors itinerary maker tool , you can arrange your visit to Gooseberry Falls State Park and other attractions in Two Harbors.
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  • I was heading back from the Split Rock Lighthouse and decided to make a stop at Gooseberry Falls. If you walk to the bottom of the falls you will get amazing views and fantastic photo opportunities! I...  more »
  • The rapids were really flowing today! The most intense I’ve ever seen it at Gooseberry. A very fun filled experience! As always, the visitor center was well kept and park staff were friendly and helpf...  more »
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  • I have been hiking the trails of Gooseberry falls for decades and in all seasons. I love to come here. Of course the falls are a big attraction. There are a few trails worth checking out also. The picnic grounds in the winter is a fun place to photograph ice and waves. Don't forget to bring a tent and camp for a few days. This place is very popular so make reservations ahead of time if you intend to camp.
  • Always nice to visit. One of the more popular tourist spots up the shore, so it's always nice to catch a time when there's not a lot of people around. Waterfalls are beautiful, but so are the surrounding areas above and below the falls. Never disappointed when I visit. No matter where you are along the river, the waterfall's constant roar is ever present.

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