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Location: US/Canada border. Appx 150 mi NE of Duluth or 40 mi SW of Thunder Bay, ON

Lodging: n/a

Activities: hiking

Lake/River: Pigeon River

Special Attractions: highest waterfall in Minnesota

Grand Portage DNR

High Falls

Visited here in 2006. The trail to the waterfall is a half-mile and paved. There are several overlooks for viewing. I could have probably sat there all day. My next trip will have to include a hike to Middle Falls.

As I promised myself, the next trip here in 2014 included a hike to Middle Falls. The trail from where it breaks off from the High Falls trail is about 2.5 miles. It includes some fairly steep climbs and descents along the way. The trail was very muddy in places from recent rains. When you finally get to where the trail splits it recommends you go to the right (the 0.7 mile side) for a better view....so we did that and it wasn't worth it at all in my opinion. It says from this way you can see the falls as you near them, but if you go the other way all you have to do is get to the falls and then walk a smidge further to view them from the exact same spot. The rest of the longer trail is just walking through woods. The falls were pretty though, so if you're in the mood for a hike I'd recommend them. Unfortunately the day we went was cloudy until right after we left the falls area.

Pigeon River at Middle Falls

High Falls 

Middle Falls