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This trail offers great views of the lake and bay. We hiked in August and overgrown vegetation was on parts of the trail. Bring bug spray!

Nice short hike to the Kabetogama Lake. Connecting with the Blind Ash Bay trail makes for a longer 3.4 mile in and out with great views of the lake and bay.

great views. drive up the north shore was great.

Beautiful falls at the end of an easy, well-paved trail. To enjoy the full experience make sure to cross the hanging bridge and follow the trail to the bottom of High Falls

Definitely for all skill levels. Paved the entire way. Great bucket list. If you’re wondering if it’s worth an hours drive if you’re around Lutsen area....yes, it is! Makes it worth the drive if you stop in Grand Marais and enjoy the town.

Beautiful trail with varying elevations. Take the steep stairs (there had to be 75+ stairs) down to the river before the falls. Very quiet, which I assume not many trek down because of these stairs. We had the river to ourselves for the entire time. On the way back up you’ll get a good leg workout! We did this after exploring High Falls.

scenic driving
25 days ago

I highly recommend this drive as it offers spectacular views along the way and many waysides to stop and take it all in. There are some nice eateries, too. I’ve lived near Lake Michigan all my life, and I wish we had something like this. I don’t know how much time taking this route adds instead of using another highway, but hands-down, this is the way to go.

Nice easy hike. Our small dog made the whole trip from the campground up to the 5th falls with no problem. Some steep spots that were muddy and slick. The trail by the upper falls gets very close to the edge in some areas, so it can get a little scary if you're not into heights. Definitely watch your kids if you go to the upper falls! Overall a great hike!

Awesome falls, cool swinging bridge and nice elevation changes make for a good hour long hike.

Great waterfall views at both top and bottom of the waterfall. Nice easy hike in with a great path. Cool
Old suspension bridge you can cross and the falls have multiple view points to see down the river.

Great easy hike with multiple water falls, swimming holes, and paths through the woods.

hiking
1 month ago

Lake Kabetogama is beautiful so the loop in the middle of the trail is beautiful however I went in late June and it had recently rained so the mosquitos and bugs were RELENTLESS not allowing us to stop and enjoy it. Also if you are seeking wildlife this isn’t the best one at Voyageurs

This is a beautiful hike! It's not hard, but keep.ypur little ones close. There are lots of drop offs, cliffs, and slippery rocks. The river also moves dangerously fast through this section.

Some good up and downs to get the heart pumping. Be careful of wet moss and wet rocks.

Trail in good shape! River down so can soak feet. Few bugs.

mountain biking
1 month ago

great challenging trail. good climb

My boyfriend and I enjoyed every bit of it! Extremely beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape/wildlife photographer.

There are no "Wow" moments for photographers along this trail. You can see Lake Superior along the trail but it's always through the trees. There is only one open spot with a good view of the lake and it's just average composition. Wildflowers are not abundant and wildlife doesn't frequent the area.

In summary, if your interest is photography, there's nothing special to photograph on this trail you can't find elsewhere. Spend your limited time in Voyagers somewhere else.

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer


Lots of hiking in the woods. No scenic views except one slightly above average view of the lakes shot through the forest trees. Nothing you would want to enter in a contest or show off your photographic composition skills

Skip this trail and rent some sort of watercraft to really enjoy the National Park

Easy access hiking from the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot, very well marked, well maintained loop. By my GPS, the loop was about 3.2 miles from the parking lot and back. It is a different loop than shown on the trail description, but not hard to navigate. I am traveling through (not local) and grateful for the ease of this trail - thanks to the folks who put the work in to make it so nice!

Not too difficult. Hiked easily with my 2 month old in a carrier and my 7 year old handled it well. Beautiful views of the river and falls.

nice, low end of moderate, hike with nice views of Duluth and the harbor. well-marked trail with shade from trees on most of the trail. the wildflowers were just starting to bloom!

I wouldn’t say it’s a hike, it is just a paved path the whole way there, but the falls are beautiful

I think this trail is the trail to the High Falls from the trailhead lot. You can cross the River on metal swing bridge and get down below the falls. Nice!

Easy trail for the family. My 3 year old ended up on my shoulders for half the trip but my 5 yr old had no problem. Lots of good little stopping points.

Great for a family adventure, and perfect for a chance to leave the city behind for a couple hours. The falls we’re fantastic to see, and you can always follow the trails down to Lake Superior for more great views!!

Love this Hike, it’s one of my favorite spots to hike along the SHT. Beautiful views, great work out, lots of ups and downs, little streams and cricks, trees, wild flowers, and beautiful views. We bring our dog and let him hike off leash on this trail. It’s a great one!

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