Vermilion Falls Trail
The Vermilion Falls Trail is a 1/4 mile round trip hike. Walking from the village of Crane Lake go north past the Voyageurs National Park office, where the road Y's stay left, then turn left again into a parking area. The trail starts on the northwest corner of the clearing. The trail and the observation deck overlooking the falls are accessible. Vermilion Falls is a cascading torrent of water forced through a 10-foot wide opening in the granite. There are 3 picnic tables along the trail with beautiful views of the falls. It is a popular day use destination on the west side of the forest. For your safety, keep small children in hand when walking in the falls area.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Restroom closing Oct. Water closed for the season. New accessible vault toilets installed fall 2022 from Great American Outdoors Act funding|
|Closest Towns:||Orr, MN|
|Restroom:||New accessible vault toilets installed fall 2022 from Great American Outdoors Act funding|
|Operated By:||USDA Forest Service|
|Information Center:||LaCroix Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage|
The 1/4 mile round trip hiking trail and observation deck are accessible.
Vermilion Falls is located 27 miles northeast of Orr, MN.
- From Orr, take St. Louis County 23 to Buyck (16 miles).
- At Buyck, County 23 turns into County 24. Continue on County 24 for 5 1/2 miles to Forest Road 491.
- Turn left for 5 1/2 miles to the Vermilion Falls Recreation Area access road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||3 picnic tables|