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Address: Gunflint Trail (County Rd. 12), County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604

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Great Hike on Devil Track River IF........

IF you are in good physical condition. We took the Devil Track River trail up to Pincushion Mountain. The trail was tough with limited change in scenery. I do not recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara A
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you are in good physical condition. We took the Devil Track River trail up to Pincushion Mountain. The trail was tough with limited change in scenery. I do not recommend for anyone not in excellent physical condition. If you are in good shape, you will enjoy the challenge of the hike. If not, it will be a miserable hike.... More 

Thank Barbara A
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Trails are highly variable, with some smooth sailing, but a lot of roots and rocks. We walked to the Pincushion Mountain overlook (about two miles), and it was disappointing. Being in the woods was nice, though.

Thank labamba8
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Before the snow hits the ground (or after it's melted), at least once a year, I like to make the trek to Pincushion bluff. The hike is easy, and the view is very beautiful.

Thank wonderfulworld123
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views quite rooms comfy house. Breakfast was great. Highly recommend this get away for anyone.

Thank deltamr67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A gentle climb takes the hiker/walker to extraordinary views of the mountainous area near the lake and of Lake Superior itself. I would estimate the hike to cover 4 miles. It is well worth the effort for even the most timid of walkers/hikers.

1 Thank Lynn M
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I have walked this beautiful trail numerous times. I wish it could somehow be better marked as I find myself getting lost sometimes. I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. Hopefully, better signs will be put up and there should be maps of the trails available at the entry point.

Thank CWiger
Enderby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don't let the brochure discourage you from taking this trail. It is listed as difficult, but if you are in relatively decent shape it is really not all that taxing. There are so many beautiful viewpoints on the way up. The trail is well marked and there is a picnic table and a flag at the top. Peachland will send... More 

2 Thank Smoodyoody
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We snowshoed here and the Devil Track gorge the river runs through, is spectacular. Our second time attempting to get up to Pincushion. We need to start earlier so we have enough light. We hiked here for about 5 hours .

1 Thank Janehamilton01
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

You can really tell that the volunteers that maintain this trail system really care about what they are doing. When we were there it was very cold and there wasn't a bunch of snow but were still able to get in some great skiing. We mainly skied 2 of the 3 easy loops due to the icy conditions of the... More 

Thank oakenk
Webster Groves, Missouri
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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.

1 Thank propman01

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