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.

I love this hike! It is a beautiful place. one does need to be careful for slippery rocks in places. I grew up hiking here when I was younger and just visited again this year.

The river gorge hike is a highlight on the North Shore.

Fairly easy hike along a tight and very interesting river gorge. Hidden Falls is the highlight, but the area above the falls is nice too. Don't get in a hurry on your way up the North Shore and miss this one.

The Temperance River is a great spot for a short or extended hike up river. We only went as far as the falls and Cauldron. But when the water is really running after a good rain, this is a neat spot to check out.

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Friday, July 01, 2016

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.