#10 Caron Falls
Caron falls is perhaps my most photographed waterfall. I have been visiting here since I started photography and i use this falls to help me measure how I'm getting better (or worse!). The falls itself is about 4-5 feet high and the log you see from the top left to the right now has twisted to be straight over the top of the falls.
This falls is located Caron Park, near Northfield Minnesota. Park in the parking lot and walk down the main trail. As a bonus, on the right hand side of the trail there is a smaller falls called - informally I think - Wellstone falls named after late Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone.
Hidden Falls in IRChrome
#8 Hidden Falls #2
Nestled in the heart of downtown, Hidden Falls is a well controlled waterfall in a nice park called aptly "Hidden Falls Regional Park." There are three entrances to the park and you will want to park at the farthest north one - go past the south entrance, go past the north entrance, and then turn left into the next parking lot. A little bit south on the paved trail you will find some stairs going down to iit. At the bottom of the stairs, turn left and walk up the ravine. A short (<.25 miles) walk and you will run right into it.
This waterfall was part of the Civilian Conservation Corp during the Great Depression and most of the stonework was built during this time. You will find places along the stream where the stonework is starting to get overgrown or falling over. Walking up to Hidden Falls is like walking back through time.
Note the layers of rocks around the waterfall on the right and the left of the main fall. This is an example of the stone earthenwork that the corp created. There are images of this area from the late 1930's where parties where held here with electric lights lining up and down that falls.
I think when the Ford plant was built across the street above the falls this one started to be a less desirable location.