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Pincushion Mountain Trail System

Address: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Grand Marais
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas, Outdoors
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Spectacular views, highlighted by turning leaves and glassy-calm Lake Superior. Location provides one with a feeling that early fur traders would have experienced in the late 1700s through the 1800s.

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Duluth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The trail system was amazing, with plenty of room for mountain biking and hiking. Wonderfully maintained trails.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I (in our early 60s) hiked the Pincushion Mountain Trail and climbed Pincushion Mountain. The trail (part of the Superior Hiking trail) was fabulous. The hike up the mountain was challenging but worth the climb. The views of the Fall Colors were spectacular.

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MN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've only been here in the fall but I love this - one of my favorites on the MN north shore. Its a longer one but not too bad - maybe 3-4 hours. And the view on the overlook, bring a picnic and sit and enjoy for awhile. Its worth the climb.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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208 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's been quite a while since I've been here in the summer, it's usually a winter cross-country skiing destination. Bring your bug spray and sun block, and get back on the trails. Don't forget your camera, there's so much beauty here. Evenings on the overlook are amazing, seeing Grand Marais lit up at night is fantastic.

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Wakefield, Michigan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I didn't get a chance to really explore...this was a solo trip to see if I would come back and hike with a partner...and that's a definite yes...great trails everywhere you go...both for bike and walking.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

When we first visited the trails of Pincushion, Grand Marais had experienced recent flooding, and as a result the trails were muddy. One of our family members was wearing sandals, and by the time we reached the lookout point, his feet were caked in mud and dirt. Additionally, we had a lot of trouble finding the said lookout point. It... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Superior Hiking Trial Association needs to put up signs that clearing mark the trail head. There are only about 4 trails leading out and is confusing for first time hikers to the area. We were told to take the ski trail and that was not clearly marked from the parking area.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We visited shortly after a big snow storm, and the trails were already groomed. The trails are much wider than any I've been to. They were fairly well marked with maps, and well marked with ski level and directional signage. We were only have to visit for a short time, but what we did see left us wanting to come... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We descended and climbed out of Devil's Track Gorge and went on to the Pincushion Mountain summit. We walked down to a rock outcropping which overlooked Lake Superior. The views were stupendous! It was a beautiful day - blue, blue sky - making it well worth the climb.

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