Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Grand Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 hours ago

We had a great hike to the falls despite rain and small hail. The falls were beautiful but it seemed like it took forever to reach them. On the way back we saw 3 moose including a calf plus deer. The moose definitely were the best part of the hike. We have been hiking in northern Minnesota and never could find one!

Lots of people but our family had some amazing privacy in the valley to observe two moose. What a great experience for this family from Michigan.

this was a very enjoyable trail. we saw a moose, deer, and other wildlife. it was a little long for some in our party, but those that made it to the falls said it was worth it.

Had a great hike with lots of Moose. Easy out and back with nice waterfall to compliment all the wildlife. Highly recommend.

Loved the trip. Fantastic meadow. Good birding. Great wildflowers

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty easy.

hiking
3 days ago

Easy hike to see a great waterfall.

Worth the hike to this lake!

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful easy hike. Saw so many moose! Most exciting day!!

hiking
6 days ago

Loved this and went a bit farther to get 3-4 miles. Definitely one of the best in the area!

hiking
6 days ago

This was so fun, and I loved the length of 7 miles! Nice to see deer along the way.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike! The hike was not too long but a nice couple of hours. I would rate it as moderate, but it would probably be easy for locals accustomed to the altitude. We saw several deer as well as a moose and her calf!

Saw 2 sets of moose with babies on the trail. Beautiful hike but definitely rated as moderate plus (++) in my opinion. after about 2 miles in, then the climb begins. Almost 1800’ in elevation from trail head. My knees and feet were pissed by the time I got back. Nice trail and maintained with some very beautiful scenery. Do not forget the sunscreen, water, sandwich or a Few snacks and bug spray.

Great easy/ moderate hike! The waterfall was beautiful! Saw 4 moose all together, 2 bull moose on the way up and a mama and calf on the way down! Definitely recommend!

hiking
13 days ago

This is an easy to moderate hike. The creek and the meadow are beautiful and postcard worthy. We hiked in the middle of the day and saw no wildlife unfortunately. The falls are beautiful and worth the distance.

Awesome hike, definitely worth the work. If you keep going there are three more lakes close together. Lots of moose and wildlife.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun little hike

15 days ago

Did this hike on 7/2. Got to trailhead at 9:15a, we were 12th car to park so if you’re looking for a trail with no people this isn’t it. That said, beautiful views, moderate distance, little elevation, and waterfalls are worth it all. Saw 7 moose in total, 3 on way out, 4 on way back. Did whole thing with group of 4 (two kids age 9 and 7) in about 3.5 hours with about 20-30min for lunch at waterfall area. And a day after we did Twin Cones! Pretty bushed by end but two great hikes over two days.

Challenging trail, beautiful views with some great wildlife. (I'd suggest bringing bear bells)

hiking
19 days ago

Short, beautiful hike! Go about a mile past the falls to see a gorgeous meadow

This has been one of my favorite hikes. So beautiful and such a variety of environments. The start is a steady incline and was the buggiest part for me. I didn't stop to put on repellent and have a few mosquito bites. I started around 9:00 am, so maybe the mosquitos get better as the day goes on and gets hotter. The meadow is spectacular! We saw 5-6 moose off in the distance and 1-2 were baby or very young moose. Saw deer later on the trail. I really liked the burnt forest portion of the hike. Kind of eerie but beautiful in its own sense. Granite Falls was amazing and worth the time it takes to get there. Rangers passed through and checked in with each group to be sure everyone was okay, having a good time, and checked to see if anyone had seen a bear. (There were signs of a non-aggressive bear encounter in that area in late May 2018). They were great and went over what to do if you do encounter a bear or other wildlife close up. I will definitely do this hike again next time I'm in the area.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful hike and so much to see along the way! We saw two moose within the first 20 minutes of the hike. There is a gradual incline to the hike in a few spots. You go along a river for quite awhile and it is gorgeous. Cascade Falls at the end is breathtaking. Lots of great spots to have a snack or dip your feet in.

Very easy. Lots of people.

Only reason I’m giving the hike 4 stars is because of the bugs. We forgot bug spray and they got us pretty bad. However, it’s beautiful! We saw 6 moose, a deer, and tons of birds. The valley is beautiful, and was where most the moose were. Would definitely go back!

27 days ago

Beautiful and easy hike. Left trailhead at 09:30. Plenty of people out there today. Saw both male and female moose just on the other side of the river.

Easy trails. Great for first-timers!

An awesome hike. A great mix of settings- meadows, a mountain side climb, a wooded walk through woods...we saw 2 baby moose! The most waterfalls I've ever seen on a hike. It is on the harder side of moderate in my opinion, as the way up to the lake is quite the elevation gain, but the way down is an enjoyable walk downhill.

The signs are a little off and we had a detour for about a mile. Lots of mesquites but it was a beautiful hike. We saw a total of 9 moose including 2 mommas and their babies. We had the trail pretty much to ourselves. Highly recommend.

Very nice.

Wonderful hike! We went at 6:45 am on a saturday and were the only ones there. Beautiful scenery! Keep going past the waterfall to an incredible overlook another mile in.

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