At Tettegouche State Park, you’ll discover the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point, featuring rocky cliffs and inland bluffs; the plunging 60-foot High Falls of the Baptism River – the highest waterfall contained 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 provide views of several falls and cascades, overlook the Sawtooth Mountains, and wind down to inland lakes accessible only by foot.
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. Seeing the falls from the bottom is 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!