Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
60.00 ft (18.29 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
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At 120 feet tall, the High Falls of the Pigeon River is the tallest waterfall in Minnesota. The waterfall is located within Grand Portage State Park, located right before the border between Minnesota and Canada.

A quick turn off of Highway 61 will bring you to the park’s visitor center, where the short 0.5-mile walk to the falls begins. The trail to the falls, Falls Trail, is a paved path that has a boardwalk near the falls, making it wheelchair accessible. Along this path to the High Falls there are two stairways that lead down to additional views. The first leads you to a view of the Pigeon River, and the second will bring you to a view of the Pigeon River Gorge, which is just downstream from the High Falls. Continue to the falls overlook area, where there are multiple spots to take some photos of Minnesota’s largest waterfall.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Fall
Summer

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy, flat hike. Magnificent waterfall.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

623.00 ft (189.89 m)

Highest point

683.00 ft (208.18 m)

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Historically significant
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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