Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Minnesota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This isn’t really a trail. It follows, sort of, the frisbee golf course. Don’t get me wrong, if you are there to play frisbee golf it is a quite beautiful course. If you are there to swim, really nice too. It is just this hike that isn’t really a hike that I am rating 1 Star.

The mile trail to the summit was tough, but doable. The view at the top was well worth it!!

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!

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

might have been all the rain we have gotten. it’s pretty overgrown. But it’s a good trail, lots of berries to snack on, a few places for pictures. lots of other trails that aren’t on the apps map. overall pretty easy trail.

The damage from severe weather a year prior is still apparent. The trail is extremely rough due to this and I do not suggest trying unless you are an expert hiker. A friend and me tried this hike and got half way and could not continue due to harsh terrain.

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

Excellent trail and one that I found surprisingly challenging. Be prepared for plenty of bugs and rugged terrain. Beautiful and secluded.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Love riding here! The trails are not perfectly marked and there aren't always maps at the station. However, a great variety of moderate trails!

Fun hike with a good view at the top

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.

Had a difficult time finding the head of the main trail, and it would have been nice for the information posts to have maps on them, but the area itself was beautiful. Saw nearly a dozen deer, a variety of birds, and interesting bugs and plants.

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!!

Nice little hike, moderate is an accurate rating. Not very challenging. Had bad luck and went on a super foggy day. Couldn’t see much.

This trail has been re opened during the summer of 2017. contact the US Forest service Kawishiwi District in Ely for current conditions.

Amazing trail and the tough climb is totally worth the view at the top! It is of the most vast and seemingly untouched vistas of Lake Superior that I know of.

This is listed as moderate in the gooseberry Falls brochure. I’d call it close to moderate on the easy scale because there are a few steep spots and you can take dozens of side trails that involve some moderate climbing down or up rocks. We only ran into a few people up near the fourth and fifth falls and it connects right to the SHT so if you wanted to extend it you could. Beautiful views of the falls (that would be 200% more beautiful without the noise of the road and shrieking children)

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike. I was here for like two hours and I didn’t see a single other person. I did run into a few deer and a turkey! Great place to bring the dogs.

Really nice spot to stop and see. The wife and I got lucky and beat a large crowd that showed up so it was even better lol.

not to be trusted,,, people lurking,, wanting to reach out and grab,,, especially children,,, sickning !!!

Nice peace and quiet near Fertile. Saw lots of deer! Beautiful white snow and sweet serenity. No one but the wife and I out exploring the snow covered trails today. A little tough knowing what trail we were on as there were biking, horse, cross country ski, and hiking trails all of which had white fluffy stuff covering them. All in all, a great place to explore!

Nice little suburban trail - very underused but kept up nicely. On a few spots you can see a road or some houses, but for the most part it is private and has lots of different types of trees and scenery. Almost makes you forget you are in a city. The loops are broken up into 3 trails so you can mix and match depending on how long you want to hike or how much time you have. There is a park at the trailhead with parking and portable stalls. My kids enjoy this one, pretty relaxing hike. Good spot to see some wildlife. Occasionally you will see some bikers on the trail but everyone has been respectful. I have gone back a few times, it's a nice little hike.

Love this place! Had a great time with my kid here. Be a responsible parent and watch your children. There are some dangerous places a child could end up if not supervised. Well kept trails, and very beautiful scenery. Highly recommend!

The trail is pretty steep as far as trails in the Midwest go. It's beautiful at the top, your staring at two different countries and the largest freshwater lake in the world, how can you beat that?! For less experienced hikers I would advise to just take your time, it's not that bad.

Went up there with my 8 year old and 13 year old. Took awhile but we all did it. Was beautiful

Not really what I was expecting. Great park for kids though. Very busy.

Great I have been up there many times

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