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Backpack Trip – Pincushion Mountain to Cascade River State Park

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Backpack Trip – Pincushion Mountain to Cascade River State Park

Summary: Backpack from Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais to beautiful Cascade River State Park. Hike through a large red pine forest and enjoy views of Eagle Mountain before veering onto the west side of the Cascade River loop and paralleling the river.

Distance: 17.7 miles

Timeframe: 2 nights, 3 days

Day 1: Pincushion Mountain Trailhead to North Bally Creek Pond Campsite, 7.9 miles
Day 2: North Bally Creek Pond Campsite to Cut Log Campsite, 7.6 miles
Day 3: Cut Log Campsite to overnight parking area at Cascade State Park, 2.2 miles
References:

  • Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail – Seventh Edition pages 192 – 202
  • Superior Hiking Trail map #5

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