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Address: Gunflint Trail (County Rd. 12), 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 out the New Year. Most of the trails are one way and groomed for both Classic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 magnificent Gitchi Gummi!

Thank 321Birdie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 mostly downhill until the last .25 mile to the summit, and mostly up hill on... More 

Thank KLynn616
Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 got pretty steep, but the path was wide and comfortable. To get on the mountain... More 

Thank Erin T
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 should be maps of the trails available at the entry point.

Thank CWiger

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