Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors

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#1 of 45 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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  • 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.
  • Great place to hangout. Took lots of pictures none of you guys will see. Had a great family vacation up there. I highly recommend going during or after rain falls because you'll see the falls rushing down like your mom.
  • Definitely worth visiting, beautiful falls and trails. Personally I think it's better to visit Gooseberry in the winter. In the winter the waterfall freezes making a beautiful icy wall and because it's cold there's not many people it there so you able to have the place to yourself. In the summer it's one of the top tourist destinations in the north shore so there are so many people at that time. Either way if you haven't been here you should check it out.
  • It's as mystical as it is popular. As fun as it is dangerous (Winter season.) The ice is unforgiving, but worth traversing to see the frozen waterfall. This drive around the lake is the icy-cold-freshwater-far-safer version of the road to Hana (we visited Hawaii this past December), and this particular stop was one of my favorite aside from the black sand beach. A lovely place! Yay nature. 5/5
  • 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!
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