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Palisade Head

5480_5512 Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55614
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So beautiful!

This is a hike and very much worth the effort. The views are completely spectacular! If you like... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Alana R
via mobile
Panoramic view with high vantage point

It is possibly to drive right up to the attraction. Some minor hiking from there if you want to... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Ankeny, Iowa
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“rock climbers” (9 reviews)
“shovel point” (10 reviews)
“north shore” (24 reviews)
5480_5512 Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55614
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Reviewed 23 October 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!

Thank Alana R
Reviewed 26 September 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
Reviewed 10 September 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
Reviewed 6 August 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
Reviewed 1 August 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

1  Thank r p
Reviewed 8 July 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
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Beautiful scenic overlook of Lake Superior. Great view of Shovel Point too!! 1 way paved road up. Worth the stop along the lake for the view!

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

we stopped here on a whim - glad we did - great views - many places to wander and get a new perspective. high cliffs with drop offs for those with small children.

1  Thank minnesotamomoftwo
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The view here is gorgeous. I'm glad we were there when it wasn't crowded because it might be tricky getting down the road with a large vehicle when others are going the other direction.

Thank Rebeccabw71
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This one of the best lake superior viewpoints in the north shore scenic route. The driving route to top is narrow and steep but the view from top is worth the ride. There are no amenities around and the parking is limited too.

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