Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Gooseberry Falls boasts three unique parts

Middle Falls, River View Trail.
Minnesota’s Gooseberry Falls State Park largely can be divided into three distinct areas, each offering its own unique flavor.

The most popular section of the park is south of the Gooseberry River, where trails leading to the waterfalls, the visitor center, and the campground are located. Trails there include:
River View Trail
Picnic Flow Trail
CCC Buildings Trail

Less visited is the section north of the river and east of Minn. Hwy. 61, which has only two walking paths but great views of Lake Superior and historic structures. Those two trails are:
Gitchi Gummi Trail
Gitchi-Gami Trail (bicycle trail)

Visitors can find solitude in the section west of Hwy. 61, in which a number of trails heads into the highlands overlooking Lake Superior. A couple of great trails in this section are:
Fifth Falls Trail
Superior Hiking Trail
Nelsens Creek Trail

Learn about more day hiking trails at and near Gooseberry Falls State Park in my Day Hiking Trails of Gooseberry Falls State Park guidebook.