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Wonderful views! Be sure you go all the way to the end!

This was a really nice hike. You are going along cross country ski trails most of the way so the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
J N
Pincushion Mountain Hike

Love this hike! Shelby C must have parked at the closer lot, much easier hike, yes, part of an old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauri W
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Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a really nice hike. You are going along cross country ski trails most of the way so the path is wide which is nice so you can stay out of the weeds and any possible poison ivy. It also helps you avoid the...More

Thank J N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this hike! Shelby C must have parked at the closer lot, much easier hike, yes, part of an old, grown over, logging road that is now a ski trail. This hike follows Devils Track River with the deepest gorge in Northern MN. Park at...More

Thank Lauri W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was worth the couple hrs hiking , the views once on top are amazing. Make sure you have good shoes on due to hiking on different trail surfaces- rock, moss ect. No bugs when we went this weekend! Bring water.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t find any reviews of actual MTB here outside of a few brief trail updates on MTB apps. I wanted to try the trails since we brought our bikes. MTB is fair to partly cloudy north of Duluth. However we all the rock they...More

Thank Northernprairiedog4
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I'll preface by saying that I went on this hike when it was way hotter than I would have preferred, which certainly played into my opinion of this hike. The overlook was great! A relatively easy hike, but long and uninteresting until the end. The...More

1  Thank Shelby C
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We hiked Pincushion to the top and it was worth it. The view is great! The trail is grassy most of the way and we wore shorts, so we had to think about wood ticks the whole way. There are parts of the trail that...More

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Always ready for a hike on the many trails close to Grand Marais. This view is wonderful, and the Superior Hiking Trail system offers lots of choices!

Thank Carol H
Reviewed February 19, 2018

This system has a great variety of trails for beginners and experienced XC skiers both. The lighted trails are so fun at night. They do a great job with the grooming, too.

Thank Dee D
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Rode The Sawtooth Challenge course the day before the race. Great time riding with wonderful views. Some sections are very technical...

Thank Curtis P
Reviewed October 5, 2017

If you're in Grand Marais even for a day, make sure to drive up to the Pincushion Trail system and stop to admire the great view of Grand Marais, the harbor, and the Sawtooth range. Stay for just a few minutes or hike one of...More

Thank NorthStarGal
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Patrick C
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Response from donih | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think we took 5th street (one of the streets from Grand Marais up the hill to 12 which is the Gunflint trail and then the pincushion Mtn trail head - there was a sign off to the right that said Pincushion Mountain- It... More
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