spectacular views of Lake Superior...
spectacular views of Lake Superior...
fun outdoor recreation for the entire family
fun outdoor recreation for the entire family
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
beautifully groomed ski trails and sites
beautifully groomed ski trails and sites
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
stay active year round
stay active year round
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Welcome to the Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival 2017!!  Events planned for this year are a 10KM and 32KM classic race, along with a skijoring and fat tire race, on Sunday, Feb. 12.  Registration is now open.  To Register online, click on "Online Registration" just to the right.  To print and mail in a registration form, click on "Print and Mail Registration", also to the right.

Hope to see everyone at the races this year!!




We think it’s the most spectacular view of Lake Superior anywhere– if you hike to the Pincushion Mountain overlook on a sunny day you will agree. The Cook County High School holds their fall cross country meet on these trails – if you like running through the woods the hilly terrain will definitely hold your interest. But running, hiking, strolling and just plain ambling are all encouraged – keep an eye out for pine martens, wolves and the occasional moose.

The annual Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run and the Pincushion Family Ski Festival are the two big community gatherings each year, young kids ski on the weekends in the Y-ski league, the high school runners are on the trails a lot, you may encounter a high school cross country ski race in the winter or an informal fall leaf hike in September, or you may find blissful solitude.

The trails have been developed by the NSSRC in conjunction with the USFS and Cook County. NSSRC was named Outstanding Volunteer Organization for 1999 by the US Forest Service. We invite you to join the NSSRC, be a part of this great trail system.

See you on the trails!

Trail Conditions

Grooming report: Saturday, Jan 14
 
Greetings skiers,
 
Warmer weather and sunshine are combining with perfect snow conditions for a great weekend ski experience.  All trails are tracked for classic skiing and the skate deck is in excellent shape.  Come on out and enjoy our amazing trails. 
 
See you out there,
 
Jim

 
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Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival 2017 Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00am-05:00pm

Welcome to the Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival 2017!!  Events planned for this year are a 10KM and 32KM classic race, along with a skijoring and fat tire race, on Sunday, Feb. 12. ...more
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Pincushion Trails Webcam
Pincushion Trails Webcam
Grooming report: Saturday, Jan 14
 
Greetings skiers,
 
Warmer weather and sunshine are combining with perfect snow conditions for a great weekend ski experience.  All trails are tracked for classic skiing and the skate deck is in excellent shape.  Come on out and enjoy our amazing trails. 
 
See you out there,
 
Jim