• High Falls of the Pigeon River - Grand Portage Minnesota

      Photo by Michael Roth
      Dropping 120 ft., High Falls is the tallest waterfall in Minnesota. The falls are also part of the international border between the U.S. and Canada. Historically, these falls were also the reason for the creation of the Grand Portage, a 9 mile trail used by Native American travelers to bypass the falls on the way to Lake Superior.

      If you go:
      The falls can be view from both sides of the river. The Minnesota side features a 1/2 mile, paved, wheelchair accessible path that starts at the Welcome Center at Grand Portage State Park. The Canadian Side can be viewed on a hike through Pigeon River Provincial Park, on a trail that starts near the Ontario Welcome Center along Highway 61.


      9393 East Highway 61
      Grand Portage Minnesota 55605

      Phone Numbers:

      Grand Portage State Park (Minnesota)
      +1 (218) 475-2360

      Pigeon River Provincial Park (Ontario)
      +1 (807) 473-9231