Tettegouche State Park
At Tettegouche State Park, you’ll discover the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point, featuring rocky cliffs and inland bluffs; the cascading 60 ft. High Falls of the Baptism River – the highest waterfall in Minnesota; and the historic Tettegouche Camp, where visitors can stay the night. Tettegouche ranks as a hiker’s paradise with miles of trails that overlook the Sawtooth Mountains and wind down to inland lakes accessible only by foot.
Nature lovers adore this park! Hiking trails along the Baptism River provide views of many falls and cascades.
Waterfalls at Tettegouche
Although not as steep as its neighboring falls, the Cascade Falls offer a unique landscape as the water fills an upper pool of water before it washes down the rocks in the river.
On the hike towards the High Falls, you can observe the Two-Step Falls, about a 1.2-mile walk along the trail.
Located within Tettegouche State Park, the High Falls of the Baptism River is the highest waterfall entirely in Minnesota. As one of the major highlights of the state park, the waterfall is only a 1.5-mile hike to view. To see the falls from the bottom, it’s a fairly steep hike down and back – but the view is definitely worth the effort!
Also, within Tettegouche along the Baptism River and just a short drive up HWY 1, you can drive to Illgen Falls. Parking is available just past the Superior Hiking Trail parking area. These falls also feature a great swimming hole!