High Falls of the Baptism River

August, 2003

State: Minnesota

Location: Tettegouche State Park

Height: 100

Crest: ?

Water Source: Baptism River

Waypoint: 47.351N 91.21W

Summary: One of the highest waterfalls in Minnesota, and definitely worth visiting. This is one of the highlights of Tettegouche State Park which is filled with all sorts of things to see and do.

The High Falls of the Baptism River is in Minnesota's Tettegouche State Park. This is the highest waterfall entirely in the state of Minnesota. The High Falls of the Pigeon River on the Minnesota/Ontario border is the only higher fall in the state.

Depending on where you start, the hike to the falls is one mile or three miles round trip. There are a fair amount of stairs. If you take the longer route, you will pass Two Step Falls on your way. Farther upstream the 45 foot Illgen Falls can be found. Unfortunately I was not able to visit Illgen Falls, but the pictures I have seen make me wish I had.

[Lake Superior] [North Shore] Nearby Falls

Devil's Kettle Falls, the Upper Falls of the Brule River, the High Falls of the Pigeon River, Cross River Falls, Gooseberry Falls, and the Temperance River Gorge are all along Minnesota's north shore.

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