The Gunflint Trail climbs 600 feet in the first few miles to a maple ridge line. At the top is Pincushion Mountain Overlook, a parking area with 180° views of Lake Superior. For the full circle view, make the 4-mile roundtrip hike to the top of Pincushion, especially nice for late season color views. This recreation area is criss-crossed with single track bike trails, hiking trails, cross-country and snowshoe trails. Head into any of the cross-country ski trails for walks through birch, maple and pine forests.  It is conveniently located three mile from Grand Marais.

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