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Palisade Head

5480_5512 Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55614
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Stunning!

Loved the views from the top. I would recommend driving to the top parking area instead of parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann B
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Nashport
Great views, but extremely crowded

This is one of many scenic spots along Lake Superior north of Duluth on US 61. My wife & I were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
harryatkck
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Kansas City, Kansas
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“rock climbers” (12 reviews)
“shovel point” (10 reviews)
“north shore” (25 reviews)
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5480_5512 Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the views from the top. I would recommend driving to the top parking area instead of parking in the lot off the road.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of many scenic spots along Lake Superior north of Duluth on US 61. My wife & I were there on a summer Saturday & the place was jam packed with people. There is no admission fee. You just drive up a short...More

1  Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

The sheer magnitude of the cliff is a must see if you're on the North Shore. The hiking trails are a bit challenging, but the views are worth it. You can typically watch rock climbers here. Have been by here dozens of times and never...More

6  Thank GKY0ung
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

This is a cool viewing spot. Not much to do at the top other than just hang out for a few minutes. Expert rock climbers were belaying down the steep cliff. The parking is really limited and there was a bit of a bottle neck...More

Thank Whitney S
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a hike and very much worth the effort. The views are completely spectacular! If you like climbing on rocks and seeing as far as you possibly can then this place is for you!

1  Thank Alana R
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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

It is possibly to drive right up to the attraction. Some minor hiking from there if you want to experience the full view of the West. The sign at the bottom says large vehicles not allowed. I drive a Suburban with no problem.

Thank Rpod-lady
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We had read reviews and I was expecting so much more. The description of the drive made it almost seem like a mountain road. It takes about 5-10 minutes to drive, not that difficult. It's a decent view but I've seen so much better elsewhere.

Thank Kimraem
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a must stop if you have never been. Stunning views from the top. Narrow paved road to top, limited parking at top - I imagine on busy days this could get interesting. We walked around on the rocks a bit but stayed well...More

Thank sd2travel
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

This is a hidden gem. I've been 100's of times. Fun hiking if you want to put forth the effort. Mom's and Dad's with smaller kids and pets off leash will be nervous. No guard rails, it makes it much nicer and it would be...More

2  Thank r p
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

We drove the road up to Palisade Head and the view at the end was amazing! We enjoyed watching the lake and the rock climbers scaling the cliffs alongside where we were sitting. Definitely worth a stop! Watch for crazy drivers on the road though,...More

1  Thank 7ContinentsExplored
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efc923
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi efc923, I think it's a 15 to 20 degree angle.
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