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Felt like more of a walk than a hike. Either super sunny or all shade and bugs. Some steep hills which is a good challenge but since it’s all graded felt more like a walk than a hike. The falls were great to see though but PACKED with people swimming and lounging. I’d suggest a weekday.

Ok for a short morning walk the falls are pretty but can be very crowded because there's a parking lot nearby letting people access the falls easily without hiking in.

This is a fun place to go viewing with friends and family members. If you go on the trail below the falls, there is a nice trail with wooden walkways over the marshy parts. The trail is quite easy, but the rolling falls and the river is beautiful for the entire hike.

11 days ago

Did this hike over the winter months and it was a decent trail—not at all difficult. The waterfall is gorgeous and I would love to come back in the fall. I think the trails are very well suited to Nordic skiing, which I would also like to come back and do.

Great Trail! Recommend to ware decent shoes as some area's are a bit ruff due to rain.

13 days ago

Wonderful trail with many amazing ohhh-ahhh moments along the way.

Love it! Beautiful!

There are a few steep hills but nothing crazy. Mostly out in the open, not a lot of shade and no water sources. Also the drawdown of the lake doesn’t leave you with great water views. But still a good hike.

Trail is maintained well, episodic nice views of the river. A bit muddy in places, only because hiking .after several days of rain.

It was a hot and muggy day at Whitewater State Park, but my sister and I really enjoyed our first visit here! Hiked the Chimney Rock Trail to Inspiration Point, and then we did the Trout Run Creek Trail. The one by the creek was especially nice because of a refreshing breeze coming off the water. Terrain on Chimney Rock to Inspiration Point was definitely more than “moderate”!

Beautiful park with easy trails. Usually overcrowded on weekends.

Awesome leg workout and beautiful scenery.

If you go early in the morning on a weekday, it's very empty and peaceful. The later you go in the day, the more heavy traffic you will see. The waterfall is worth the walk. Beware of snakes, especially if you have little ones walking with you.

LOVE the waterfall and the scenic view points are great, especially the one at the top of the staircase. Easily a favorite and have visited many times.

The trail is beautiful and very green. It smells very fresh and the river that goes along the trail adds a very nice aesthetic affect. There are many places to take photos. There is a park prior to the trial that is very big and offers a great place to have a picnic. All in all, very highly recommend.

loved this hike - for those looking for some moderate elevation gain. this one is challenging in places - there is some fairly steep grades and exposure. wear good boots. i had trek poles which helped as well. we did this hike in reverse. the stairs along the main road entry point is the standard entry. you can enter it in reverse as well. whitewater state park is a treasure unbeknownst to many native minnesotans. make a day trip! such incredible panoramas.

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1 month ago

Not much to hike at the Devils Punch Bowl, but there was a waterfall from snow melt when we were there in the spring. Hike the nearby Red Cedar Trail for miles of hiking.

great views from above and below, nice distance and elevation gains

trails are perfect for biking great views

The steps are all still blocked off, so we only walked around the upper area. It's a beautiful scene though!

Very busy, but a nice easy hike with some good views.


Pretty views, but extremely busy at times.

5.8 mile hike. Well maintained trails. Excellent waterfall.

2 months ago

Great trail that's just far enough away. Decent amount of people but I would definitely recommend!

2 months ago

5/3/18 Peaceful hike. Runs along the river a little bit and has some quick elevation changes. There are lots of trees in the trail for shade, but a small strip without. You can get to the overlook easily, but if you go to the falls, there are a lot of stairs(unless you keep on the trail side). If you like climbing, there’s a cliff near the falls where there’s a climbing area. Definitely worth going to! :)

Very beautiful, peaceful and the waterfall was amazing. So worth the hike and great for dogs!!

Fun trail. Not too difficult, but there are sections that are tricky. One of the better in the area

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