Sugarloaf Recreation Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews

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

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

bugs

5 days ago

Outstanding views!

6 days ago

Amazing views from the summit

hiking
22 days ago

Really popular hike, and it was mostly stairs. The views from the top were amazing though!

hiking
1 month ago

Sugarloaf is an incredible hike with a 470 feet high view at the top. Not sure why people keep downgrading its rating on here because it's too easy? If you're looking for a longer hike, the trail connects to Wetmore Landing and then to Little Presque Isle. You can also connect Sugarloaf to Hogback Mountain which is has an even more impressive view (600 feet high). Combine all these and you have yourself a challenging hike with three of the most beautiful spots in all of Michigan.

1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike/climb. Kids loved “mountain climbing” (playing on the boulders) and the views at the end of the trail were worth every step!

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike, we did it twice- easy side has steps and the hard side has some rocks in the trail but overall not difficult if you are active. Should be doable for just about anyone and it is a nice view of the lake. Do it for the views and less for a ‘hike.’

2 months ago

Great short trail with a great view of Lake Superior.

2 months ago

Very nice short hike. Stairs to the viewing decks and a couple of small rocky sections. People were doing it in Sandals so tennis shoes or anything works! Brought the pup and he enjoyed the walk as well!

3 months ago

Great hike, lot of stairs! The views are worth it. Take water, seeing too many people hiking without water.

You can go beyond the platforms at the top ro get different views and be more secluded from your fellow hikers. Watch your step!

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike. Worth it. There are two options easy and hard. The hard is not bad at all.

hiking
4 months ago

Short and sweet hike, fun to climb around. It was foggy so not as great of views as it could have been.

5 months ago

Great easy hike, if you're a bit experienced. Too easy for me these days, but the view is nice.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike. Remenber your yak tracks in the winter. Trail and stairs will be slippery and icy. The view is great!!

hiking
7 months ago

Decent scenery

hiking
11 months ago

Stairs were much easier than climbing the rocks but the climb was worth the view.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful views.

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great place to hike with a beautiful view once you get to the top! wish it was longer but still very nice.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

View is absolutely great

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Great trail! Views are incredible from the platforms. Definitely worth taking time out to do.

Friday, June 09, 2017

one of the best views I've seen. easy but wear good shoes. easy to roll an ankle..

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

Great day with the family!

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

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

Friday, October 07, 2016

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

Monday, August 29, 2016

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

Thursday, August 04, 2016

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.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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
Friday, July 08, 2016

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
Thursday, July 07, 2016

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
Saturday, May 28, 2016

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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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.

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