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This was a recommendation from a friend and I am so glad we stopped. Such incredible views from... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
Experience your heart be filled with this special view in the sky

For sure the best place to watch the sunrise on Lake Superior! This is the one place that is so... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Viewing point from the Superior Hiking Trail.
Two Harbors, MN
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was a recommendation from a friend and I am so glad we stopped. Such incredible views from Palisade Head. The drive up is steep but keep going. It's worth it!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

For sure the best place to watch the sunrise on Lake Superior! This is the one place that is so special to go to and is easily passed by with a tiny parking area at the bottom of the hill go forth and drive to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank TacoBox
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

While on a recharge weekend along the shores of Lake Superior and looking for something to do I read about this place called the Hellacious Overlook but what is actually called the Palisade Head which is within the Tettegouche State Park but not contiguous with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank mrhowell6255
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way to Thunder Bay. I think this is called Palisade Head on most maps but Hellacious works. If you look close there's a rock climber in there.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 777rickr
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped enroute to see Split Rock Lighthouse - glad we did. The overlook is fantastic with great views. There was parking at the top of a short drive. I was amazed there were several people up there even on a weekday. Take a picnic...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank shandyv2014
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend you experience this breath taking view. Watch the rock climbing going on the side of the cliff. Just be careful on the drive up very steep and narrow road.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bob P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

One of the best views of the North Shore and suitable,e for all as you can drive right up to it. You just need a couple minutes to stop there

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Super cool place with gorgeous view and so peaceful. Just put Palisade Head in google maps and it will take you there! Suuuper worth it!!!

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is also called Palisade Head which is on Palisade road. There were 2 cliff climbers there when we arrived which was interesting to watch them gear up and go over the cliff. Very windy and I would not recommend for small children as you...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 7995April
Reviewed 21 June 2016

One of the most incredible views on the North Shore! Well worth seeking out. Look for the road to Palisade Head. Follow the road to the end, where a huge microwave tower stands. Paths are not marked and there are no handrails or guards. Keep...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
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