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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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Great Hike on Devil Track River IF........

IF you are in good physical condition. We took the Devil Track River trail up to Pincushion... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Barbara A
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Annandale, Virginia, United States
Nice walk in the woods.

Trails are highly variable, with some smooth sailing, but a lot of roots and rocks. We walked to... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
labamba8
,
Lawrence, Kansas
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Gunflint Trail (County Rd. 12), County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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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 22 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 27 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
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 1 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
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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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