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Quite the View

Stopped on the way to Thunder Bay. I think this is called Palisade Head on most maps but Hellacious... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
rick r
Minocqua, Wisconsin
via mobile
Well named! Beautiful overlook!

We stopped enroute to see Split Rock Lighthouse - glad we did. The overlook is fantastic with... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Shandy V
Overbrook, Kansas
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way to Thunder Bay. I think this is called Palisade Head on most maps but Hellacious works. If you look close there's a rock climber in there.

Thank rick r
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped enroute to see Split Rock Lighthouse - glad we did. The overlook is fantastic with great views. There was parking at the top of a short drive. I was amazed there were several people up there even on a weekday. Take a picnic...More

Thank Shandy V
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend you experience this breath taking view. Watch the rock climbing going on the side of the cliff. Just be careful on the drive up very steep and narrow road.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

One of the best views of the North Shore and suitable,e for all as you can drive right up to it. You just need a couple minutes to stop there

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Super cool place with gorgeous view and so peaceful. Just put Palisade Head in google maps and it will take you there! Suuuper worth it!!!

3  Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is also called Palisade Head which is on Palisade road. There were 2 cliff climbers there when we arrived which was interesting to watch them gear up and go over the cliff. Very windy and I would not recommend for small children as you...More

Thank 7995April
Reviewed 20 June 2016

One of the most incredible views on the North Shore! Well worth seeking out. Look for the road to Palisade Head. Follow the road to the end, where a huge microwave tower stands. Paths are not marked and there are no handrails or guards. Keep...More

1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 20 October 2015

There seems to be some confusion as to the name of this place: not sure if it's Hellacious Overlook or Palisade Head. The place we went to looked just like the photos others have posted. Breathtaking views! We were there over MEA weekend. It was...More

1  Thank Terri G
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is definately an under-rated site and everyone should take some time to check it out. Beautiful views, great hiking, easy to get to. Loved it!!

Thank Jean9216
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Definitely worth the quick stop. Gorgeous view and great spot for pictures. Road is easy to navigate.

1  Thank spartyed1
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