There are a number of great places to hike along the North Shore of Minnesota. There are Minnesota State Parks with their trail systems and of course the Superior Hiking Trail.
I have a few portions of the SHT left to hike before I can say I’ve hiked it all. One place I hadn’t hiked was a one mile portion from the High Falls at Baptism River in Tettegouche State Park to Highway 1. It had been a number of years since I last hiked to Tettegouche so on my way to a volleyball game last week I decided to stretch my legs.
The claim to fame of the High Falls of the Baptism River is they are the highest falls entirely in Minnesota. This is compared to the High Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park which is half in Canada. They are both beautiful waterfalls that involve a very short hike to view them.
The best part of the High Falls of the Baptism River is the bridge. It is a suspension bridge with a sign that warns no more than 5 people should be on the bridge at one time and no jumping allowed. The holes in the tread were so large my dog Rugby’s feet went through them so I had to carry him across.
It’s a beautiful place to stretch your legs so I encourage you to do so the next time you are on the North Shore.