Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Hiking the Baptism River Mouth and Cascade Falls Trail in Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

This is a continuation of a travel series to Wisconsin and Minnesota's North Shore.  To start at the beginning, go HERE.   The rest of the posts in consecutive order are HERE HEREHERE, and HERE!

After enjoying the morning soaking in the views at Palisade Head and Shovel Point, we had a nice picnic lunch then headed out for our last hike of the day:  the Cascade Trail.

We picked up the trail behind the visitor's center so we could enjoy the views of the Baptism River Mouth. If you want to make your hike shorter to the falls, you can skip this part and park in a lot closer to the start of the Cascade Falls trail;  but then you would miss out on all this beauty, so why would you want to do that? 😉

Baptism River Mouth Trail

The Baptism River Mouth Trail is a short trail that provides beautiful overlooks of where the Baptism River flows into Lake Superior.  You can also hike a few flights of stairs down to the shore line if you'd like.

This is really a pretty spot, not to be overlooked, so I highly recommend not missing it if you ever get a chance to visit this park.

The rock formations in this area are just breath-taking, and I love all the extra interest the beautiful pines provide as well.

There is a road bridge right above this spot,  so if you want to avoid hiking at all, and just see the view, you can drive onto the bridge and enjoy!

                         Cascade Falls Trail

The Cascade Falls Trails is an easy, 1.8 mile out and back trail that meanders along the river with the highlight of a lovely waterfall at the end.

This is a short, easy trail, so take your time and enjoy all the scenic views along the way!

At the very end, you have to scramble over or around some large rocks, but it is worth it to see this view.  

Cascade Falls is the closest waterfall to Lake Superior so it is small;  the waterfall is like a slide with a 12 foot drop.

It is a wonderful spot to slip off your shoes and enjoy the cool water.

I always like to include a video of any waterfall because I think you get so much more of an idea of what the area is like through a video than any photo.  Enjoy!


Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. So beautiful and the rock formations are incredible. Gorgeous photos, Amy!


  2. Beautiful photos of this gorgeous scenery! And loved hearing the sound of the waterfall!

  3. Enjoyed seeing your pics! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 90. Shared.

  4. I so enjoy virtually traveling with you Amy. Love your photos, those rock formations are something else.
    Thank you for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month my friend.

    1. That's good to hear, thanks so much. Yes, those rock formations are something!

  5. Wow, so simply stunning. I love seeing your trails and your hikes. So very nice.


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