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Address: Gunflint Trail (County Rd. 12), County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Pure beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sammy0222
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Thank KLynn616
Blaine, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

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Thank Erin T
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 will enjoy the challenge of the hike. If not, it will be a miserable hike.... More 

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Thank Barbara A
Lawrence, Kansas
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank labamba8
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank wonderfulworld123
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Philadelphia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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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.

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Thank CWiger
Enderby, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and there is a picnic table and a flag at the top. Peachland will send... More 

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