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Sugarloaf Mountain is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Marquette, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 288 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Rocky
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Note: As of 9/16/20, users have reported that the main parking lot is currently closed.

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Bobbie Travers
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Michelle Smith
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New parking area. Well marked trails. Nice short hike to start the day.

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Brian Newberg
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Heather Dietzel
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Hidden gem! Beautiful trail with bridges and ponds. Very dog friendly with lots of waste stations.

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Jeff Rodriguez
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Amber Shamburger
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Easy trail with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. The regular parking lot is closed, FYI. For those who want to do the difficult trail up, you’ll need to veer to the left from the temporary lot when accessing the main trail.

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Tom Lechner
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Alejandro Valdez
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Austin McGregor
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Mike Fox
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Nice, well kept trail. Simple loop for all ages. Beautiful view of Lake Superior.

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dena faust
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simple trail, pretty, no waterfall

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Nate Schoenborn
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Milissa Bergman
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Nice quick hike. View are worth it.

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Chaitanya Lomte
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Lolo Kimo
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Beautiful view at the end. Trail is very easy. Trail is unimproved but has lots of stairs and steps to make the climb up and down easy for everyone (saw people in their 70s.) This is a trail that is great top hike up to the top towards the evening (sunsets are outstanding) but remember a flashlight, as the night can get very dark very quick. This is a very busy trail, with lots of the NMU students present at all times of the year (watch out, as there are a lot of proposals that happen at the top viewing platforms and you don't want to be a photo-bomb!)

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Joe Howen
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Colton Odem
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Erin Murphy
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Not 1.5 miles. Beautiful view but mostly steps.

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maryland acog
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Fairly easy climb up to a very pretty view. Make sure that you walk over to the most western viewing platform for the best view without the industrial buildings that are a prominent part of the view looking east. We walked the loop clockwise which means we started with the steeper part of the hike. It wasn’t difficult at all though (even though the sign at the start of the trail labels it as “difficult”). No bugs at all! The only real downside of this hike was that it was pretty crowded on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in August....not surprisingly.

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caleb ferrell
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Was a nice hike with a good view. Little difficult if you have crazy children with you that climb literally everything they can. High traffic.

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Megan Haines
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Nice little hike with great views from the top. Pretty crowded trails.

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Kayla Clark
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Carey Francis
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Went up the difficult trail and returned down the easy. Definitely worth all the MANY steps!!

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Josh Cook
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Good view, not a workout, dog friendly

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Kristina Beilke
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Did the difficult trail for this hike. Near the top you reach some stairs to go up to the top. We were confused and followed the sign for the trail and ended up going down a bit. Overall it gives you a great view of lake superior! The hike did not take a long and was absolutely beautiful!

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Kiki Vonshine
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Kayla Welle
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Ovais Khan
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Awesome sunrise viewing, definitely worth the short hike up.

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