Come for the quiet, the solitude, and the famous Devil's Kettle waterfall. The most popular hike leads from the trailhead upstream along the Brule River to Devil's Kettle, where the river splits around a mass of volcanic rock. Half of the river plunges 50 feet into a pool, while the rest pours into a huge pothole. Anglers can catch brook and rainbow trout in the Brule River or its tributary, Gauthier Creek. The park offers camping, picnicking and hiking.

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This is a spectacular viewing hike. If you manage to go in the fall, when the leaves are turning, you are in for a treat. This hike was my welcome to Minnesota, and I am glad. The hike involves 15 unrelenting flights of stairs going down (which means going up on the way out), as well as plenty of other sets of steps. If someone in your party might have difficulty with the elevation changes, consider carefully. There are a few benches along the way.

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I wouldn't say this trail is 'easy'. It's a clear path most of the way but there are 200ish stairs one needs to climb both in and out to see the Devils Kettle. However, the cauldron is beautiful and no one knows where the water goes that actually goes into the cauldron. Strange???

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Awesome trail! Devil's Kettle is so mysterious and you just can't stop looking at it - once you take the 100s of stairs to reach it, of course! The stairs are treacherous, but weren't as bad as people had said! Worth the hike if you're able.

Wonderful trail. There were A LOT of people there at the time we visited, but the views were stunning and the Devil's Kettle is a must see for anyone. Prepare for some elevation change.

Love this trail, great to hike through the deep, green Minnesota woods with the rushing river sound beside you! It's easy to mistake the Little Kettle for the big one, so definitely go the extra 700 feet. The 180 steps may not be for everyone, including one dog I saw who simply refused to budge halfway up the long staircase. Beautiful campsites here as well, if you're so inclined.