Thursday, August 2, 2012

Two Step Falls - Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

Baptism River
Tettegouche State Park, MN

The Two Step Falls may pale in comparison to the High Falls of the Baptism River that it shares Tettegouche State Park with, but they are quite spectacular in their own right. The river here falls two separate times - the first about a ten foot drop, then the river calms for about fifty feet before dropping again another ten feet almost out of sight from the trail. This hike can get a bit steep and is fairly demanding, but puts you up quite close to the falls. We were fortunate enough to catch these at high water in June 2012 and had the place to ourselves for about half an hour.

Getting there: Tettegouche State Park is located off Hwy 61 just south of Silver Bay. The Two Step Falls are 1/2 mile downstream from the High Falls and reached from the same trailhead. Ilgen Falls are also on the same river but reached from a different parking lot.

Overall: Good
Hike: Moderate

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