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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!

Guess what?  It’s free to ski at Pincushion with a Minnesota Ski Pass, but we do encourage a $5 per person / day donation.  Our yellow donation box is located on the main entrance sign, just below the Warming Chalet.  Or make a donation right from this website by clicking “donate” below.