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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

4051 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2150
+1 218-387-3039
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A great fall visit or anytime!

This is an excellent state park that we have visited a number of times over the years and just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thomas C
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Dallas, Texas
Stairs galore!

My mother and I took a trip along the North Shore, hitting up all the state parks on our way while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kayakergrl2017
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Boise, Idaho
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A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“devil's kettle” (116 reviews)
“great hike” (31 reviews)
“brule river” (18 reviews)
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4051 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2150
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent state park that we have visited a number of times over the years and just visited again in October. Good photography and nice trails.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I took a trip along the North Shore, hitting up all the state parks on our way while in one of the coldest weeks in November. We took the trail to Devil's Kettle Falls. It may be a short trail, but much...More

Thank kayakergrl2017
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was amazing !!!!!! Yah me and my family had an amazing and fabulous time. We love hiking and this is the perfect place to go hiking.

Thank _thatsrightuknow_
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It is a long trail and a bit challenging because of all the stairs, but I did see a lot of people coming back from the Devil's Kettle (they were my age 65-75) so I felt confidant that I could make it.

Thank RMCincinnati513
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Stayed at Judge Magney campground this past September. Nice campsites—some are more open than others. No electric. One shower facility. Multiple out house style toilets. Nice hiking trails within the park. The stairs on the trail to Devil’s Kettle aren’t that bad. There’s opportunities to...More

Thank NorthShoreCamper
Reviewed 26 October 2017

went UP and Down to see the Devil's Kettle waterfalls - plenty of stairs (180 EACH way) plus the regular path/trail. Beautiful Sunday and great scenery...some leaves were turning colors here. well worth the effort - give yourself 2 hours to appreciate!

Thank MALsVETTE
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My wife and I took the hike to Devil's Kettle Falls on the Brule River. It wasn't a particularly long hike, but to get to the falls you must walk down 179 steps, take your photos, then walk UP the steps. My wife could feel...More

Thank EireMan66
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I've visited a fair share of state parks with waterfalls. Some are pretty lame. But this however was awesome. With a little mystery and folklore about where the water goes (down and out, duh) it was worth the detour to check it out and get...More

1  Thank jake174
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful park. The falls and the trail to the falls is amazing. I would hit all four seasons. Looking forward to a winter trip.

Thank bradsheri
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We just got back from the north shore and visiting Judge C.R. Magney State Park. The hike to the Devils Kettle wasn't to bad but be prepared to walk some stairs. They do have rest areas to stop at while on this trek so not...More

Thank MrHappyTravels
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Aimee W
11 July 2016|
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Response from Cheri O | Reviewed this property |
We brought both of our dogs. Yes they have to be leased. The Dogs had no trouble with the trail. We did not go down (& back up all the stairs). There are many people who bring their dogs on this trail. So if you dog... More
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frantrabut
7 July 2016|
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Response from TravelNewbie2009 | Reviewed this property |
If you go deep enough into the forests , I would expect so. No mentioned this as a concern to me. I did day trips that didn't take me far off Hiway 61. I think Staying on the trails would make a difference. If you are... More
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Vanessa H
16 September 2015|
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Response from Deb M | Reviewed this property |
I think both hikes are about the same. The hike at Judge CR Magney is steep, but the stairs are well built and sturdy. If you don't have trouble with steps and take your time, you should be fine.
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