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Beautiful and mild climb to the top for a stunning view of the lake and surrounding trees. 3 miles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Spring it the time to see the great falls

This is the first time I have made it to the North Shore in the spring. We always stop by Cascade... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Jim B
Champlin, Minnesota
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Waterway running through Cascade River State Park on Minnesota's North Shore.
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Lutsen, MN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and mild climb to the top for a stunning view of the lake and surrounding trees. 3 miles round trip. Many places to stop and enjoy the waterfall along the way.

Thank Rahparker
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is the first time I have made it to the North Shore in the spring. We always stop by Cascade River, and this time it was spectacular. The water was raging, and the outflow was at least 200 yards out into the lake.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I had a quick visit to the North Shore for my birthday and stopped at some of my favorite spots. The Cascade River is always a joy to visit. It changes with the seasons and this was no exception!

Thank Dianna R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

be ready for lots of steps- but don't let that stop you it is really beautiful. Easy to get to and easy parking

Thank gingadventure
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A nice, short hike to the waterfall, that was just perfect for a day of lots of exploring. Wasn't too strenuous, as our day was packed with stopping at all the state parks and hiking to the waterfall.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The trails around the river are well maintained and beautiful. Highly recommended a nice long hike day. Take time to dip your toes in and soak up the sun. Gorgeous plants and views. Not to be missed. There's one part on the northern more eastern...More

Thank AmericanExplorer8500
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Awesome trout river in a great state park. Tons of hiking near the river and lots of "cascades" and falls to enjoy. You can literally hop rocks across some parts, while other parts will be massive gorges with cliffs and steep drops. Stay safe and...More

Thank Tweeting_Travel
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Short hike takes you over a bridge and you come back down on the other side. On the east side, about halfway down you may see Lady Slippers, the Minnesota State Flower. With "sharp eyes" you may see some lake trout. Children need to be...More

1  Thank Doug G
Reviewed 27 January 2016

the experience of nature was great. The trip into the past. to see nature in its energy and power of itself

Thank Jad B
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Great place to visit. The grounds are gorgeous, beautifully maintained by the park service and MN DNR, the view of the Lake are spectacular. Plan on spending a good part of your day exploring this beautiful Minnesota State Park!

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