Pincushion Mountain Trails

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Pincushion Mountain Trails is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Marais, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1811 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

views

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Pincushion Overlook is breathtaking.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I'd recommend going straight to Pincushion overlook. We did most of the cross country ski trail, and it gets a bit redundant. The pincushion overlook is amazing though, and the cross country ski trails were great with the dogs, just won't do them as long next time :).

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Amazing views

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

GORGEOUS! A good part of the trail is also for skiing, so it's well groomed and wide. Views are astounding, and even though it's not far from the main road it seems secluded and peaceful. Loved it!

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great view! Would love to go biking there next time

Monday, April 25, 2016

A rewarding hike with spectacular views of Lake Superior and the Devil Track River watershed. On a clear day you might see Isle Royal. This is also a fantastic cross country sky area with groomed trails and degrees of difficulty to challenge all levels of skiers.

Friday, July 18, 2014

One of my favorite hikes! Just outside Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail, lots of loops of varying difficulty, and the Pincushion overlook view is a fantastic payoff where you could spend hours exploring the giant rock dome. Beautiful anytime, especially amazing in fall.

hiking
Saturday, July 20, 2013

The view is amazing at summit of Pincushion Mtn! One of the best vistas you'll see on the North Shore.