Split Rock River Falls
If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful waterfall, but don’t want all of the foot traffic that is found near many popular North Shore waterfalls, Split Rock River Falls is the place to go. Found on a section of the Superior Hiking Trail inside the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Split Rock Falls offers a beautiful 20-foot waterfall. You can also find a lovely wooden bridge, and a surrounding forest to hike and explore.
The first part of the hike to the waterfall is about half a mile hike. Continue on the trail to see even more beautiful sights. These include Split Rock Creek and a sturdy wooden bridge. To the left, you’ll find the water crashing over the steep cliff with trees and shrubs. To the right is a perfect place to picnic and take in the genuine beauty of the Falls. The river moves gently against the bank on the opposite shore, creating the perfect atmosphere for a picnic or place to reflect. There is also a smaller, cascading waterfall further up the trail.
How to get there
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Two Harbors, MN
Park at the Split Rock Creek Wayside rest off of Highway 61. You’ll need to get out your hiking boots to see the cascades on the Split Rock River. Take the Split Rock River Loop Trail, one of our favorite North Shore day hikes, to get a close-up view of the river gorge and waterfalls. You can also enter the State Park and find the trail from there. However, you will need to purchase a day pass and the hike is longer.