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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

4051 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2150
+1 218-387-3039
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Pleasant walk to a waterfall

Devil's Kettle is a pleasant spot, not too far off the main road, with a little over a mile (easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol M
Falls Church, Virginia
Nice state park!

Did the Devils Kettle hike - what a great view. Lots of stairs, though! But, worth the trek and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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4051 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2150
+1 218-387-3039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Devil's Kettle is a pleasant spot, not too far off the main road, with a little over a mile (easy) walk to reach it. Good trail, with lots of stairs. There was a significant amount of water when we visited in September. All in all,...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Devils Kettle hike - what a great view. Lots of stairs, though! But, worth the trek and amazing view. Past the Kettle, the trail narrows and is a little less interesting but overall it's a great hike.

Thank mplsman2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kettle is only one of three waterfalls on the mile or so long path and is quite a cool thing to see. It's a relatively easy hike if you have a moderate level of fitness, but there is quite a long staircase near the...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another roaring fall. Trail to Devil's Kettle is about a mile. Bring water and walking stick, dirt path with inclines.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked here from the Canadian border through the woods on the Superior Hiking Trail. I highly recommend getting dropped off at the border, then walking southwest till you get to this park. It will take you three days total and you will have the...More

Thank AmericanExplorer8500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the somewhat strenuous Devil's Kettle route- only a mile each way but a lot of up and down. Views of the falls were nice.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This state park was a great intro to our hiking trip. It had some good hills and wasn't terribly long. Devil's Kettle was fantastic! We enjoyed having lunch along the river. We also tried the longer loop to the west of Devil's Kettle, along Gauthier...More

Thank jlmsmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great Minnesota waterfall! We hiked all of the Northern Minnesota State Parks this trip, I would rate this 2nd most strenuous. It's a moderately difficult hike but worth it! There are a lot of steps, but there are landings so you can take a...More

Thank Northerngirlnomore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to the falls was a good one. It was challenging but a great hike. The falls were awesome and a must see. As the brochure says, you will be rewarded when you get there.

Thank lcacka
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful well kept trail with lots of step! Great views of Devil's Kettle and surrounding landscape.

Thank James P
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Aimee W
10 July 2016|
Response from Cheri O | Reviewed this property |
We brought both of our dogs. Yes they have to be leased. The Dogs had no trouble with the trail. We did not go down (& back up all the stairs). There are many people who bring their dogs on this trail. So if you dog... More
7 July 2016|
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Response from TravelNewbie2009 | Reviewed this property |
If you go deep enough into the forests , I would expect so. No mentioned this as a concern to me. I did day trips that didn't take me far off Hiway 61. I think Staying on the trails would make a difference. If you are... More
Vanessa H
16 September 2015|
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Response from Deb M | Reviewed this property |
I think both hikes are about the same. The hike at Judge CR Magney is steep, but the stairs are well built and sturdy. If you don't have trouble with steps and take your time, you should be fine.