We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Grand Portage, MN
Description:

Site of High Falls, Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
So Close to Canada

We had visited the Grand Portage National Monument/fort and decided since we were so close we'd visit the highest waterfall in Minnesota. The river, waterfall and park are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
NorthernExpat
,
Maple Grove, Minnesota
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Level Contributor
68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had visited the Grand Portage National Monument/fort and decided since we were so close we'd visit the highest waterfall in Minnesota. The river, waterfall and park are literally the last spot before you cross the border into Canada. The rest stop area and park building are on the north side of the highway and the walk to the falls... More 

Helpful?
Thank NorthernExpat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
400 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Don't miss out on visiting this great scenic beauty while at the border of Minnesota and Canada. We went on to Thunder Bay, Ontario (don't bother) last year....never again. Stay in MN and enjoy the view!

Helpful?
Thank MollyAW1234
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

There are many waterfalls along Minnesota's beautiful North Shore. This one marks the US/Canada border. There is a paved walkway to the falls, but there are stairs. Nice falls and gorge. If you're in the area, take a few minutes to stop and view the falls.

Helpful?
Thank WisconsinEco
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
474 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice trails and wonderful scenery. Majestic and beautiful. Well worth the trip up north passed Duluth, Minnesota. Fantastic drive from along the Lake Superior shoreline.

Helpful?
Thank WItraveler2000
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
591 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This river is the international border line between the U.S. and Canada, and it's mouth flows into Lake Superior. It produces the highest waterfall in Minnesota, High Falls at 120 ft. The river's name comes from the French name given to it long ago which translates to pigeon in English and is derived from the passenger pigeons that were once... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank NeoWasHere
Toronto
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

After crossing the border into the US, we immediately pulled over to stretch our legs, use the washroom and see the falls. The park is very well maintained, the hike is easy, and the falls were spectacular. Bring your camera!

Helpful?
Thank Patrick B
Annandale, Minnesota
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Honestly the most beautiful falls I have seen other than Niagara Falls. If you go in the spring, they are running hard and are just a sight to behold.

Helpful?
1 Thank dsimons52
Hugo, Minnesota
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

I have been bringing my children, grandchildren and friends to the Pigeon River for 41 years. There are different parts where you can walk down to the river. The High Falls are a must see if you are even close to Grand Portage. Pigeon River borders USA and Canada, therefore, it is fun just to come and see that you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane W
Roseville, MN
Level Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Took friends up the hike to the high falls on Pigeon River. Amazing view, nice place to get a break from the heat and be sure to stop at the lookout on the right hand side of the road just outside of Grand Portage.

Helpful?
2 Thank dogsInTheWoods
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Nice place for a stopover. Very friendly people and helpful. Would advise all that are travelling south to visit. Lots to buy and look at plus the conveniance of a duty free for coming home.

Helpful?
Thank Fred H

Travellers who viewed Pigeon River also viewed

 

Been to Pigeon River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pigeon River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?