Let me start out by saying that I’m not actually sure whether this is The Shallows. I think it is, but I could be wrong. It is a waterfall on the Lester River, and since it’s the one that I found, I’m calling it Lester Falls/The Shallows.
The Lester River was one of the last stops on my way back to the Duluth Airport. I parked at one of the parking areas along the river, and I wasn’t really sure where to look for the falls. I’m assuming there are smaller ones along the way…I wandered on the right side of the river, and found a trail that had steps that led down to the river. That’s where I found the waterfall of interest. It’s a very nice waterfall. The rock patterns around it are very interesting.
1) From Duluth, head north on MN-61 for a few miles.
2) There will be a sign indicating the Lester Park. You’ll turn left on to Lester River Rd.
3) After going a short distance, you’ll find the parking areas for the park. If you stop at one of those, you should be able to find trails that follow the river.
Where in the World is The Shallows/Lester Falls?: map