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Pincushion Mountain

Near Grand Marais, the Pincushion Mountain Trail System is a 25 kilometer silent sport trail system perched high above Lake Superior, 2 miles north of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Because of its varied terrain, excellent trail design and spectacular vistas of Lake Superior and Devil Track River canyon, this trail system is enjoyed by thousands annually for cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, running and mountain biking. With annual average snowfall of 110", Warming Chalet, Pisten Bully grooming for classic and skate skiing, Pincushion Mountain is a great Nordic skiing destination!

To reach the trailhead from Duluth, follow SR61 north towards Grand Marais. Turn west on the Gunflint Trail (CR12) for 3 miles. The Pincushion is on the right.

Also check out the nearby Golden Eagle Lodge Nordic Center with 58 km of trails.

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