Torrents of wild water plummet 120 feet over the High Falls down to the Pigeon River in this park on the U.S. - Canadian border. The falls, the highest in the state, presented a serious obstacle to river travel, so a "carrying place," or portage, was necessary. American Indians created the ancient nine-mile trail from Lake Superior to bypass the falls. This trail became known as "The Grand Portage." Today, visitors of all abilities can take a one-half mile trail and boardwalk to the falls overlook area. The park is designed for day use only and contains mixed hardwood-conifer forests and hiking trails along the banks of the Pigeon River. The spectacular scenery sets the stage for recreational opportunities that include hiking, photography, and picnicking. The park lies within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation and is bordered by Canada on the north and east. Lake Superior is about one mile east of the park.

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3 months ago

Easy hike! Worth the view.

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6 months ago

I'm assuming that this is supposed to be the High Falls trail on the Minnesota side - it's extremely easy. It's 100% paved/wood and is handicap accessible. The High Falls are a must see if you're passing through this way!

Beautiful area and the natural landscape is pristine

hiking
9 months ago

Really nice landscapes. Think Canadian Shield with beautiful lookouts to lakes and creeks. It was quite peaceful & we only encountered a few other couples - though in the summer months there are sure to be lots of campers along the trail.
Finding the falls took us a little longer than the way back - the trail is not well marked. Be prepared to cross a small river and marshland.
Total time: 2.5 hrs (includes 25min break at the falls)

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11 months ago

Actually did this one a few years back. Saw a Moose along the trail. Great hike

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Gorgeous trail! We parked on Northey's Bay at the Crown Land Hunting Preserve sign and headed along the trail until we got to the falls. However, we ended up losing the trail going in, as it's not super well marked. However, just keep the water on your left and you're bound to meet up with the trail again. We noticed lots of empty campsites, although some people aren't very good about picking up their trash. We were going to use them as markers getting back, but we were able to head back to the car just fine from the falls. Absolutely gorgeous country, especially in the fall when the leaves change. Pack for rain, though, and wear sturdy shoes because there's a lot roots and rocks on the trail. I highly recommend it. We did it in about 5 hours with a long break for lunch.

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