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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  • This park is absolutely beautiful as the pictures prove! The falls are impressive and the trails provide ample opportunities to see them from all different views. It's a perfect park for day hiking, a...  more »
  • We parked at the bottom lot so that we could go on the Gitchi - Gamibike bike trail after visiting the falls. We hiked all the way up to the falls. Beautiful hike. We didn't pass many people on the wa...  more »
  • My husbands and mine favorite place to go in the summer. Lake Superior is the next best thing to the ocean. Beautiful views within the parks. Great place to hike, see the falls or have a picnic. Great...  more »
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  • Gorgeous State Park located on Minnesota's north shore. Well worth the drive from anywhere in the state (or Western WI) to come see. Miles upon miles of hiking trails all with amazing views. Have seen people climb up cliffs here, probably pretty dangerous for them to do but pretty cool to watch. Would love to camp here some night and hike all day, but not very outdoorsy myself. Cannot wait to come here again next year.
  • What a gorgeous place! So many trails. Love walking to the main falls. The trails toward the lake provide great views and interest. My favorite trail was toward the East, which is a longer hike all tge way to a rope bridge across the river. I want to call it the upper falls, but not sure if that's correct. Explore and hike this beautiful park!
  • Great place to visit all year round. Very easy kid and elderly friendly paths to the two main falls. You can both hike and drive down to the lakefront. If you have kids, rock throwing at the lakefront is a must. There’s plenty of picnic spots while you’re down there. Winter hiking is a little harder with ice covering a lot of things so it’s not as kid or elderly friendly but extremely beautiful and worth going out in the cold.
  • One of the most iconic destinations along the Minnesota North Shore. If you're in the area for Split Rock Lighthouse, you're not too far from Gooseberry Falls. The falls are fun to stop by at all times of the year. You'll be able to get closer to the falls during the Summer. The park is breathtakingly beautiful and worth spending a good chunk of time at. Bring the camera or some food for a picnic and you're set for a fun day full of hiking and taking in the scenery.
  • Go here while you are traveling on HWY 61! Free parking and restrooms, a visitor center, and a gift shop (only open during the day). This state park will fill you with happiness with your 5 senses. There are many trails along this state park for you to walk and the best of all is the waterfall! The waterfall goes down twice so it means for you to double the fun! This is a must for you to stop by here!

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