Magnetic Rock Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
#8 of 16 trails in

Magnetic Rock Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Marais, Minnesota that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

4.3 miles
606 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


trail running



  • Magnetic Rock
    48.09922, -90.80074
  • Magnetic Rock
    48.09922, -90.80074
12 days ago

Saw a pink lady slipper, and other wild flowers. The monolithic magnetic rock does indeed mess with a compass needle. Nice views along the way too. Good family hike!

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11 months ago

Delicious blueberries, a babbling brook, some beautiful nature and a giant rock that will mess with your compass. Can't ask for more than that out of less than a 3 mile round trip hike!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Easy, quick hike, interesting topography through an area burned by recent forest fires. The views, magnetic rock and wild blue berries (at the right time) make it worthwhile.

Monday, December 15, 2014

This is an amazing Minnesota hike. Probably the only thing it's missing is a good climb. The landscape is amazing and there are exceptional views on every step. Not too strenuous either. Well worth the travel up the trail.

Monday, December 15, 2014

One of my top five Minnesota hikes