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Address: Two Harbors, MN
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Viewing point from the Superior Hiking Trail.

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Palisade Head / Hellacioius Overlook

There seems to be some confusion as to the name of this place: not sure if it's Hellacious Overlook or Palisade Head. The place we went to looked just like the photos others have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

There seems to be some confusion as to the name of this place: not sure if it's Hellacious Overlook or Palisade Head. The place we went to looked just like the photos others have posted. Breathtaking views! We were there over MEA weekend. It was chilly but bright and sunny. There were some college age kids rock climbing - fun... More 

Thank TravelingTerri
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is definately an under-rated site and everyone should take some time to check it out. Beautiful views, great hiking, easy to get to. Loved it!!

Thank Jean9216
Grand Rapids, MI
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Definitely worth the quick stop. Gorgeous view and great spot for pictures. Road is easy to navigate.

Thank spartyed1
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319 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The view from here is outstanding. It is free, and it is easy to find. There is a little green sign that says palisade head on it right along the highway, there is also a church right near it named the palisade head something or other. Make sure to go beyond the parking area, go down to the stone wall... More 

3 Thank Jonathan K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a view that is well worth the stop. Make sure you get your camera's out and be ready to take a lot of pictures..

Thank John T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Hellacious Overlook is actually much farther north on the Superior Hiking Trail. It's between Judge Magney State Park and the Northern Terminus. Lives up to its name, but once you climb it the views are outstanding!

Thank Sarah K
Chaska, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were lucky enough to take in the view on a gorgeous fall day. My son loved climbing the rocks and my daughter liked the friendly chipmunks. Take the time to pull off 61 and drive up. There were some rock climbers too. If you are a climber. This would be a great place to do it.

2 Thank Ychick11
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I read reviews of this lookout point and they didn't lie. This is truly spectacular view of Lake Superior.

Thank HCS2000
Wichita, Kansas
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a must stop! Amazing views. If you are lucky, you will get to watch as the more adventurous come climbing over the cliff after repelling down to the lake. Very steep drive with some times narrow road.

1 Thank parentsof5
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We just stumbled upon this. It is posted on the road as Palisades Head. Sheer beauty when you reach the top. Drive up the very narrow drive and park at the top NOT at the bottom. be very careful as there is NOTHING to keep you from falling 900 ft. into Lake Superior. Is is soooo worth the stop. On... More 

7 Thank D M

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