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Pincushion Mountain Trail System

Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Grand Marais
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas
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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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166 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Bloomington, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We hiked up to the top for the wonderful view overlooking Lake Superior. The trail going up was soggy and boring about 45 minutes each way.

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Roseau, Minnesota
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32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I am no longer able to walk trails, but the short drive off the Gunflint Trail (Cook County # 12) brought us to a trailhead/lookout parking area. All I coudl say was WOW! The view overlooking Grand Marais and Lake Superior virtually takes your breath away. That view, by the way, is even more stunning at daybreak and at dusk.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went up here for our honeymoon last year it was awsome great view of the town we ste going back thos year i cant wait

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