Split Rock 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 Falls is the place to go. Found on a section of the Superior Hiking Trail, Split Rock Falls offers a beautiful 20-foot waterfall, 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, then the trail leads you down a path to 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 giving a little privacy from the sky. To the right is a perfect place to picnic and take in the genuine beauty of the Split Rock Falls. The river moves gently against the bank on the opposite shore, creating the perfect atmosphere for a picnic or place to reflect.
On Highway 61 around mile marker 43 (about 18 miles north of Two Harbors), look for the Split Rock River pullout/parking lot. Take the Superior Hiking Trail from the parking lot and hike away from Lake Superior on the trail. As soon as you reach the first branch of the trail (about a half mile in), take a right and follow the stairs to the falls.