Discover Duluth: Gooseberry Falls’ Fifth Falls TrailEncompassing five waterfalls and approximately 18 miles of hiking trails, it’s pretty safe to say that no one has the same favorite spot at Gooseberry.
The North Shore's Gooseberry Falls State Park is expansive, to say the least.
Encompassing five waterfalls and approximately 18 miles of hiking trails, it’s pretty safe to say that no one has the same favorite spot.
So as to not neglect too many cherished locales at the popular just-past-Two Harbors destination, we’ve decided to break up the park into a number of “Discover Duluth” segments.
This segment covers the mandatory Fifth Falls Trail, a healthy distance of a loop that’s full of native beauty, stops to soak your feet in Gooseberry River and its signature Fifth Falls waterfall.
And, better yet: Despite all of its built-in splendor, the Fifth Falls Trail remains somewhat elusive to the majority of Gooseberry’s visitors. In other words, even on the busiest of days, your best bet for a healthy, tourist-free peace of mind is this trail.
Learn more about this hiking experience at Gooseberry Falls State Park at www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/gooseberry_falls/index.html.
“Discover Duluth” is an ongoing photo essay series by Matthew R. Perrine that highlights points of interest around the region.
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