Upper Gooseberry Falls

May 2017

State: Minnesota

Location: Gooseberry Falls State Park

Height: 35?

Crest: ?

Water Source: Gooseberry River

Waypoint: 47.1445N 91.4684W

Summary: A pretty waterfall that is easy to visit. The lower and middle falls are also just a short walk away. A great part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour.

Upper Gooseberry Falls can be found in Minnesota's Gooseberry Falls State Park. There you will also find the lower and middle falls. To reach the upper falls from the parking area, follow the signs to the lower and middle falls. Then follow the trails on the west side of the river under the bridge to view the upper falls. If you continue on these trails you will eventually reach Fifth Falls.

This is a very popular park. The lower, middle and upper falls are just a short walk away from the parking area, and you can climb all over them, which seems to be popular with the kids in the summer. Getting a picture of the falls without people in them is quite the challenge. I imagine the falls are much more wild looking in the spring when the water is higher and the people are fewer.

This is one of the many lovely and easily visited falls around Lake Superior.

[North Shore] Nearby Falls

The Lower, Middle and Fifth Falls are all in the same park. Heading north on Highway 61 you will find the High Falls of the Baptism River, the Illgen Falls, the Caribou Falls, Cross River Falls, the Upper Falls of the Brule River, and finally High Falls of the Pigeon River, plus many others along Minnesota's north shore.

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