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Pincushion Mountain Trail System

Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Great variety of trails

This system has a great variety of trails for beginners and experienced XC skiers both. The lighted... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dee D
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Marshalltown, Iowa
Sawtooth challenge

Rode The Sawtooth Challenge course the day before the race. Great time riding with wonderful views... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Curtis P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Gunflint Trail, County Rd. 12 & County Rd. 53, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This system has a great variety of trails for beginners and experienced XC skiers both. The lighted trails are so fun at night. They do a great job with the grooming, too.

Thank Dee D
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Rode The Sawtooth Challenge course the day before the race. Great time riding with wonderful views. Some sections are very technical...

Thank Curtis P
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you're in Grand Marais even for a day, make sure to drive up to the Pincushion Trail system and stop to admire the great view of Grand Marais, the harbor, and the Sawtooth range. Stay for just a few minutes or hike one of...More

Thank NorthStarGal
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Hiking the Pincushion lookout and back takes over an hour, but the view is worth it. Not a difficult hike, but does take some effort.

Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Pincushion came highly recommended by colleagues and students, and of course, tripadvisor reviewers. I took my son on a bike ride today, and thankfully I received some great recommendations from a knowledgeable rider. So we avoided the single-tracks and stuck to the ski tracks, they...More

1  Thank HL_333
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Just drove up to. The overlook and did not hike. We went in the early evening and it was BEAUTIFUL VIEW so high up of the bay.

2  Thank donih
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We did a day trip to Grand Marais to check out the mountain bike trails. This area is about a 5 minute drive from the city centre. I would suggest getting a map of the trails at the local bike shop in Grand Marais before...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Was here last week, nice little hike. Can't remember how long I was out but it's a great view from the top, looking down on peachland. Pretty easy hike just follow the path, little bit of rock climbing here and there

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you want a birds eye view of Grand Marais and some easy hiking trails, Pincushion is it! On a clear day you can literally see for miles and miles.... and miles and miles and miles lol

Thank Anyessa D
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I have hiked this in dry weather when the trail was good. Unfortunately due to rain, the trails were very muddy, sloppy. We did not go far.

Thank Anita D
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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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