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Pincushion Mountain Trail System

Gunflint Trail (County Rd. 12), County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Run away with husband.

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

Reviewed 17 July 2016
deltamr67
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Extraordinary Views with Little Exhaustion

A gentle climb takes the hiker/walker to extraordinary views of the mountainous area near the lake... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
Lynn M
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Philadelphia
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
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Gunflint Trail (County Rd. 12), County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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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 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.

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
Reviewed 3 April 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...More

2  Thank Smoodyoody
Reviewed 22 January 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
Reviewed 2 January 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...More

Thank oakenk
Reviewed 19 October 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
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The trail system was amazing, with plenty of room for mountain biking and hiking. Wonderfully maintained trails.

1  Thank Mpeterson5
Reviewed 2 October 2014

My husband and I (in our early 60s) hiked the Pincushion Mountain Trail and climbed Pincushion Mountain. The trail (part of the Superior Hiking trail) was fabulous. The hike up the mountain was challenging but worth the climb. The views of the Fall Colors were...More

Thank Golfnut722
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I've only been here in the fall but I love this - one of my favorites on the MN north shore. Its a longer one but not too bad - maybe 3-4 hours. And the view on the overlook, bring a picnic and sit and...More

Thank Hawaii-Chik
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