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Beautiful fast flowing river

There are great trails along the river and a beautiful waterfall just before it flows into Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clinton Township, Michigan
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Great hike with falls and river

Great hike with falls and river. Can access from highway or if you want pay for a park pass and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Waterway running through Cascade River State Park on Minnesota's North Shore.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“east side” (2 reviews)
“short hike” (4 reviews)
“toes” (2 reviews)
Lutsen, MN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are great trails along the river and a beautiful waterfall just before it flows into Lake Superior.

Thank gkids13
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great hike with falls and river. Can access from highway or if you want pay for a park pass and drive through park as well. Fall short walk loop. River longer loop can hike a few miles up one side then back down the other....More

1  Thank MikeJennyQ
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and mild climb to the top for a stunning view of the lake and surrounding trees. 3 miles round trip. Many places to stop and enjoy the waterfall along the way.

Thank Rahparker
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is the first time I have made it to the North Shore in the spring. We always stop by Cascade River, and this time it was spectacular. The water was raging, and the outflow was at least 200 yards out into the lake.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I had a quick visit to the North Shore for my birthday and stopped at some of my favorite spots. The Cascade River is always a joy to visit. It changes with the seasons and this was no exception!

Thank Dianna R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

be ready for lots of steps- but don't let that stop you it is really beautiful. Easy to get to and easy parking

Thank gingadventure
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A nice, short hike to the waterfall, that was just perfect for a day of lots of exploring. Wasn't too strenuous, as our day was packed with stopping at all the state parks and hiking to the waterfall.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The trails around the river are well maintained and beautiful. Highly recommended a nice long hike day. Take time to dip your toes in and soak up the sun. Gorgeous plants and views. Not to be missed. There's one part on the northern more eastern...More

Thank AmericanExplorer8500
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Awesome trout river in a great state park. Tons of hiking near the river and lots of "cascades" and falls to enjoy. You can literally hop rocks across some parts, while other parts will be massive gorges with cliffs and steep drops. Stay safe and...More

Thank Tweeting_Travel
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Short hike takes you over a bridge and you come back down on the other side. On the east side, about halfway down you may see Lady Slippers, the Minnesota State Flower. With "sharp eyes" you may see some lake trout. Children need to be...More

1  Thank Doug G
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30 August 2017|
Response from Rahparker | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not that I can recall, at least from the access point from which we entered across from Lake Superior. A local to Lutsen or Grand Marais would be able to help you find wheelchair accessible trail access.