Sugarloaf Recreation Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Sugarloaf Recreation Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marquette, MI that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 285 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

bugs

hiking
1 month ago

Super pretty views at the top. They have an easier and more difficult trail. The rocks very very cool as well.

2 months ago

Wow, is all I can say. Your eyes have to take it in.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Lots of stairs but we did it and the views were great!

4 months ago

Beautiful views, well worth the hike. 6 of us went ages from 13-46. Lots of stairs. There is an easy path and a more difficult path. We took the more difficult path. I would say if your half to 3/4 in good shape the path we took would be the path you want to take. Real rocky up hill path.

4 months ago

Did this hike with my husband (at the time boyfriend) when I went to visit him at college and loved it! Hike up is not too bad and the view is excellent overlooking Lake Superior and surrounding land. We saw a couple of lizards on our hike as well.

hiking
5 months ago

Was a great hike to the top of sugarloaf !
Went up the easy side and down the difficult , beautiful views of Marquette and presque isle!

hiking
5 months ago

Done sugarloaf a handful of times. Nice trail, beautiful scenery, overall short and easy hike. I recommend taking the trail up but forging your own way back down. Only complaint was the overwhelming amount of broken glass and cigarette butts. I've never hiked a location that was treated so poorly.

hiking
6 months ago

This location has an easy and a difficult trail. The easy trail has about 14 flights of stairs up to the top of the mountain; but the trail itself is moderate (rocky, roots, erosion). It was enjoyable.

6 months ago

This trail is very easy. It's a nice and short hike. i do this one with my baby strapped to me when I just want to get some fresh air. there are even stairs with railings for people who maybe aren't used to hiking.

hiking
9 months ago

Hope you like stair masters because almost the entire hike to the top is stairs. While this is a nice feature for families or for people who aren't used to hiking in general it is a bit tedious to say the least. The view from the top of Sugarloaf is the only saving grace on this hike.

hiking
9 months ago

the hike to the top is quite quick. At the top there are many viewing platforms.

hiking
1 year ago

Fun for the family.

hiking
1 year ago

Amazing views of Lake Superior - so glad we did this trail. We opted for the easy route to the top after a long day of hiking elsewhere. Be advised that the easy route included almost 300 steps. The spectacular sights from the lookout platform at the top are definitely worth it.

hiking
1 year ago

grab a pastie & a local beer, head to the top to enjoy the view but remember to leave no trace.

1 year ago

Fun and beautiful, but pretty short. This could be good or bad depending on what you're looking for. The views are worth all the steps too! I thought it was a nice trail to start off a weekend of hiking!

hiking
2 years ago

Fun, short hike for great views of Superior!

hiking
2 years ago

this is one of the most popular hiking spots in Marquette. There are 2 ways up, a hard and easy route. They are both very well marked. From the top you get great views of Marquette, the ore dock, lake superior, and inland. Great spot for sunsets and sunrises.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail is well marked, beware it does have a lot of stairs to reach the summit, but worth the views. Be careful of the slippery leaves during wet days in the fall. Good beginner trail or light walk for some great pictures.