Magnetic Rock Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
#7 of 21 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles
551 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running



5 months ago

Nice walk only one tree across trail just before rock

9 months ago

I love this trail! the terrain changes alot and I love the rolling hills surrounding you. the rock is a lot bigger than I thought too!! beautiful during the fall!

11 months ago

So beautiful so see Minnesota's "Stonehenge". Blueberries EVERYWHERE!!!!! Trail is quite rugged - takes about an hour to get from road to rock.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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!

Monday, July 11, 2016

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

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016