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A North Woods hike back to the Devil's Kettle

Devil's Kettle is a section of the river where, after going over a falls, part of the river... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Burnsville, Minnesota
A Devil of a Hike

Very good North Shore Hike. Not an easy one, but worth the effort. The Devil's Kettle has to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Preston O
Nowthen, United States
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“devil's kettle”(122 reviews)
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A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
4051 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2150
+1 218-387-3039
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Devil's Kettle is a section of the river where, after going over a falls, part of the river "disappears" into a hole. It is accessible by a hike of just about a mile (one way), including ~200 stairs down to the river, followed by an...More

Thank SonofAslan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good North Shore Hike. Not an easy one, but worth the effort. The Devil's Kettle has to be seen to be believed. Lots of stairs and a pretty strenuous hike with great views..

Thank Preston O
Reviewed 10 October 2018

As we entered the park, the rangers were so friendly. We bought wood for our campsite and they recommended a fire-starter for an extra $0.50. Definitely do that if you camp here - the wood is a bit damp and the fire starter stays lit...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Smaller campground with less amenities. Showers not as nice as Cascade River. Water took a long time to heat up and was quite cool in the bathroom area, but they were clean. First night the water spigots were all covered...More

Thank bzymom22
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful park. Not a beginner hike though... but devils kettle is amazing and the views are breathtaking.. glad someone had the foresight to guard all that beauty

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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Nice place to hike. Short visit and walk to the falls. Most abled people should be able to make hike.

Thank Llandowski
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Hiked to Devil's Kettle. I'm not a person who works out at the gym on a regular basis, and I'm in my 60's so the hike was a little bit challenging to me. Especially the steps. Still made it there and back in a couple...More

Thank MinnesotaTucker
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had a our family and a friend with her family join in on this adventure hike. Our children's ages ranged between 4-17yrs. They all loved It! The hike is a combination of dirt trail and stairs.... a lot of stairs. We had some complaints...More

Thank nomadsoul80
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the park and it is well kept. It is a lot of stairs which was difficult for some of us and the dog but we made it and it was beautiful.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Our whole weekend was focused on waterfalls so we ended up doing a bunch of walking along with a few other cool sights. This park was beautiful!

Thank Heidi S
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Camille C
16 July 2018|
Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay in the campground.
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