North Dakota has a Waterfall?

Sure does and we are proud of it! North Dakota's only registered waterfall is Mineral Springs Waterfall in the Sheyenne River State Forest. It comes from an underground spring that drops 8 feet and runs into the Sheyenne River. It has been one of the best kept secrets among adventure seekers that are from, or have come to North Dakota. It is one of the many unique attractions of the state and a great hiking adventure for all! There is a marked trail that will lead you to this treasure, but along the way, keep your eyes open for some great wildlife viewing.

The Mineral Springs Falls is located about 10 miles west of Lisbon.

1 mile southeast of Fort Ransom, ND along Valley Road to get to trailhead parking.  Roughly 2.2 mile scenic hike to get to waterfall. 

You can find a map of the trail to the waterfall at:

You can find more information on the Sheyenne River State Forest and the waterfall at:

If you would like more detailed directions to the falls, contact the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway at 701-845-2251.

Looking for some more hidden North Dakota Trail secrets, North Dakota native Scott Kudelka wrote and published a terrific book called "North Dakota's Best Hiking Trails." There are some fresh ideas, as well as some great favorites that are not to be missed when hiking or biking. 

Waterfall on the North Country Scenic Trail near Fort Ransom