Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors

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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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  • A lot of people stop to see the middle falls here but not many continue upstream to the upper falls or the fifth falls. Those trails are beautiful in summer or winter (some requiring snowshoes). The.....  more
    A lot of people stop to see the middle falls here but not many continue upstream to the upper falls or the fifth falls. Those trails are beautiful in summer or winter (some requiring snowshoes). The.....  more »
  • My husband and I were taking the Lake Superior Scenic North Shore drive and one of our stops was Gooseberry Falls State Park. We weren’t able to explore the entire park, but we enjoyed visiting the.....  more
    My husband and I were taking the Lake Superior Scenic North Shore drive and one of our stops was Gooseberry Falls State Park. We weren’t able to explore the entire park, but we enjoyed visiting the.....  more »
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  • My family loves the North Shore and Gooseberry Falls is frequently on our list of stops to make when we go up. We've seen it in all of its Spring glory, high summer, in the fall and this was the first time we made it in the winter. It was amazing to walk out on top of the falls and have a completely different perspective. This is a well-maintained park with great trails, a beautiful visitor center with some informative displays around the geology, flora and fauna of the area. There is a cute gift shop in the visitor center as well. We've never camped here but have enjoyed a lot of the hikes.
  • Wonderful spot during any season. The waterfalls are always impressive. Was fun to visit during some of the ice melt and see the falls through sheets of ice. A switchback ramp or stairs can take you to the lower falls, a paved path also goes to the upper falls. Both are a short walk from a visitor center that has a small gift shop and bathroom facilities.

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