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Pincushion Mountain Trail System

Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Magical skiing!

It's a nice, warm, sunny day and the ski conditions couldn't be more perfect-a great way to start... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
321Birdie
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Pure beauty

Very nice trail system that offers true piece and quiet. We were here in late November and hiked... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Sammy0222
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“steep rock” (2 reviews)
“snow” (4 reviews)
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Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's a nice, warm, sunny day and the ski conditions couldn't be more perfect-a great way to start out the New Year. Most of the trails are one way and groomed for both Classic and skate skiing. And the look outs are terrific of the...More

Thank 321Birdie
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice trail system that offers true piece and quiet. We were here in late November and hiked through the snow; this made for a spectacular hike. Finished with lunch at Dockside Fish Market.

Thank Sammy0222
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Full disclosure: I'm overweight and have never hiked before in my life. But I did it! It's two miles, including the spur trail, to the summit. You'll hit a flat steep rock to get to the summit, but I had no troubles. Oddly enough, it's...More

4  Thank KLynn616
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I am somewhat inexperienced when it comes to hiking, but this trail is the most intense one I've ever hiked. We entered the trail at I believe the 2.5 mile mark from Gunflint trail in Grand Marais. There were a lot of hills and some...More

Thank Erin T
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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
Reviewed 28 July 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
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank deltamr67
Reviewed 12 October 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
Reviewed 4 October 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...More

Thank CWiger
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gopher243
22 July 2017|
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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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