Sugarloaf Recreation Trail

MODERATE 56 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.

1.0 miles
278 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


4 days 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!

15 days ago

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

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

Decent scenery

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful views.

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

View is absolutely great

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Great day with the family!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

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.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fun for the family.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

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

Sunday, July 05, 2015

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!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fun, short hike for great views of Superior!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

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.

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