Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Gooseberry Falls State Park is a 5 mile loop trail located near Two Harbors, Minnesota that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking & road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Nikki Feldy (825)

14 Completed14 Reviews

There's a ton of sights to keep you occupied during this hike. Plenty of waterfalls, boulders, wooden bridges and walkways, and trees with gnarly branches and roots. I wasn't bored during any second of the hike. A warning for those of you hiking when the ice is melting: Do not cross the water over a slushy pathway. On a sunny day it will soon become a rushing river and you will be forced to forge the river and get freezing cold. One of the pictures I uploaded shows a man doing just that.

Nathan Thompson (6806)

48 Completed36 Reviews

We were at the falls the day after ice out. WOW. I've never seen the falls or river so full! Would love to come back in the summer!

Taryn Weibel (93)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Had such a great time hiking here. Beautiful trails!

Chad Waldapfel (170)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Nate Witte (70)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful hike!

Jenni Fiedler (349)

6 Completed5 Reviews

Really pretty falls. I've gone several times, and will go again. The last trip I went on was my favorite, because it was raining. There was hardly anyone there!

Kassidy Wolfe (118)

3 Completed3 Reviews

You can't describe it. you just must see.

Shane Pederson (155)

0 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful area... Take the loop, it is amazing... Most people walk down to the lower falls n back, do the whole loop or your missing out.

Peter Dombrowsky (236)

0 Completed3 Reviews

Went early spring in April for the early spring thaw hoping to still see some ice caves along Superior shore as well as the Gooseberrry river trail. Good hike lots of action on the river.

Aaron Molenaar (490)

19 Completed12 Reviews

This jewel of MN State Parks has many miles of hiking trails of varying challenge, from single foot-path to wide grassy trails, making it very family friendly. The well known water falls (upper, middle and lower falls) and great Lake Superior shoreline make this a must stop along the north shore, bringing crowds almost year-round, yet worth it. The campgrounds are excellent, the park has many great stone buildings from the conservation corps, and it is located near many other north shore attractions. Needs to be on everyone's to-do list.