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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. Arrange to visit Gooseberry Falls State Park and other attractions in Two Harbors using our Two Harbors trip builder.
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  • Had limited time, but this was the highlight of our short trip! Would like to return in the summer when we could wade into the water. Beautiful, peaceful and practically deserted when we were there.  more »
  • Visually more interesting with the Ice and water. No crowds so you can get pictures without people climbing all over the place. The paths are a bit icy and muddy this time of year, but it was great to...  more »
  • No trip to the north shore of MN is complete without a visit to Gooseberry Falls State Park. The highlight is clearly in its name and a visit to the falls is well worth the trip. Just a short walk fro...  more »
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  • Amazing place. We walked miles! The biggest waterfalls are nearby and easy to acces. you can then hike farther back to see others. Great trails. Well-maintained. This has been a favorite place since I was a child.
  • Stopped here while driving the MN North Shore. Walked down to the falls, and then down to the beach. Neat, neat place. The falls are very beautiful, very scenic, and the park is well-build out with paths and walkways. The beach is fine, but it's rocky -- smooth, polished stone, and not a lot of sand. Apparently, there's a lot of agate in the area, but I saw none (though, wasn't really looking). Beautiful, will absolutely revisit.
  • This place was beautiful. I highly recommend going and bringing your camera. There is a tourist information center and gift shop with a nice selection of items to purchase. It was clean the trails were well-marked and it was easy to get around. It is worth the drive.
  • Cannot recommend this place enough! The whole area was absolutely gorgeous. Lots of hiking trails, lots of great places to get close to the water, and a view of Lake Superior as well! The visitors center was really informative and interesting. Very cool!
  • I love it! climbing around on the waterfalls and rock formations! Easy to climb on and water feels refreshing on my feet in November. Try the water that is filtered by the cliff! amazing!