Split Rock River Falls

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, 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 River Falls. The river moves gently against the bank on the opposite shore, creating the perfect atmosphere for a picnic or place to reflect.

How to get there

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park,  Two Harbors, MN
You’ll need to get out your hiking boots to see the cascades on the Split Rock River. At the state park, 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.