Take the trail that winds along the edge of the Temperance River gorge and enjoy the rushing waterfalls surrounded by pine, spruce, cedar and birch forests. The rapidly flowing river has cut deep potholes in and along the riverbed. Hike the trail to Hidden Falls or connect up with trails into the Superior National Forest and the Cross River Wayside. Visitors come to camp and picnic along the shore of Lake Superior. Winter brings cross-country skiers and snowmobilers to tackle the hilly terrain. Carlton Peak, a recent addition to the park, is popular with rock climbers and offers even more recreational opportunities to park visitors.

very well maintained trails with great views of river, waterfall, and lake superior. Carlton peak is a must for any hiker.

For MN hiking at lower elevations this is moderate difficulty but if you are used to high elevation hiking it is easy.

Great view of the river.

4 stars for Minnesota, rare long-distance views from the top. One can see far to the north, Lake Superior to the south, and even Wisconsin on a clear day. Fun most any time of year. Swimming on the Temperance is good on hot days.