|Vista of Gooseberry River flowing into Lake Superior.|
The place is real: It’s called Gooseberry Falls State Park, which many consider the crown jewel of Minnesota’s many natural gems.
Located along the North Shore about 30 miles northeast of Duluth, Gooseberry Falls is an outdoor recreational paradise. Minnesota’ second most visited state park, it’s popular among hikers, campers and nature lovers of all stripes. With about 630,000 annual visitors, more people visit Gooseberry Falls than half of all national parks.
Some great trails to hike in Gooseberry Falls include:
• Lake Superior vista
• Historic CCC buildings
• Forest stream
Learn about more day hiking trails at and near Gooseberry Falls State Park in my Day Hiking Trails of Gooseberry Falls State Park guidebook.