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Pincushion Mountain Trail System

Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Excellent trails!

These beautifully groomed trails provide a range of nordic ski challenges through north woods with... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
TripHammersmed
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Duluth, Minnesota
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 1 January 2017
321Birdie
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

These beautifully groomed trails provide a range of nordic ski challenges through north woods with great views of Lake Superior

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Reviewed January 1, 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

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Reviewed November 25, 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.

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Reviewed October 19, 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
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Reviewed September 26, 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
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Reviewed August 30, 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
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Reviewed August 22, 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.

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Reviewed July 27, 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.

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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed October 12, 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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gopher243
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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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