Explore the most popular forest trails near Marquette with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This place it awesome for hiking and taking landscape photography.

Fantastic views from the top!! Fall color are at their peak.

We took the difficult trail and it was not bad at all. Lots of rocks and tree roots, so it requires paying attention, but is not overly challenging. We went on a Saturday around noon and the trail was packed. The weather was chilly, but worth it when you reach the top and see the colors. We were a little early, so the colors weren't in full swing yet, but still a very beautiful hike. I would absolutely do it again.

Took a hike up the ‘difficult’ trail to the top of Sugarloaf mountain - what a beautiful view!!! The difficult trail is not very difficult even for a novice hiker like myself - there are just some uneven areas that are entirely manageable with proper footwear (tennis shoes, lol) Took about 15-20 minutes up at a leisurely pace. I definitely recommend!

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1 month ago

Great loop with multiple water fall spots. Bring plenty of water, it gets humid and has some uphill spots. Great to walk along creek most the way and cool to see old the water pipe still there, although with plenty of leaky spots. Went on a Saturday and wasn’t very busy, only saw a few other hikers and a few bikers. Great hike with dogs. Also lots of other trails to take that connect and good maps along the way to help.

Beautiful views!! The main loop has a paved path which is very easy to walk. However, if you venture off of the path onto the side trails/rock formations the hike is more moderate. My favorite parts of the hike were walking on the rock formations and watching the cliff jumpers.

Awesome views! Room to improvise down by shorelines. Cliff diving too.

Great views - I recommend the “difficult trail” as it’s faster to get up, and found the stairs on the “easy trail” were way too time consuming. However, the easy trail was easy enough for people to get up in dresses, sandals, flip flops, or jeans...

Took the easy route and thought it was harder with all the stairs. Awesome views from the top, definitely worth the hour to complete the loop.

Nice area. Most of the trail was paved but I would suggest walking by the cliffs on the back side of the island (unpaved). Also a place you can jump into Lake Superior. Great views and easy trail.

Outstanding views!

Amazing views from the summit

hiking
2 months ago

Easy walk along a path. Definitely easier walking it counter clock wise

2 months ago

We hiked this trail today with our dog. There are several trails intersecting and this route was fairly easy to follow but did not go by this name. The waterfall was gushing, Trail was dry and well kept. It does narrow quite a bit and we saw a half dozen trail bikes out and one trail runner. My only reason for a 4 is the road noise that can be heard for several sections.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice scenic trail. Moderately busy - was there on a weekday afternoon and met a couple runners and five or six mountain bikers - all very friendly and considerate (had my dog with me).

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

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.

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!

3 months ago

I’ve lived in Marquette 45 years and never knew this waterfall was just off Wright street. Great hike.

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.’

Be careful, ran straight into a bear ON the trail yesterday. One of my favorite places to run and I know that coming close certain wildlife is always a risk while running in the woods. Don’t let that totally detour you if you want to camp or hike there because it’s really great, but uh, maybe bring bear spray.

Great short trail with a great view of Lake Superior.

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!

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
5 months ago

Nice trail in the NTN trail network - Marquette North Trails. Connects to many other trails to give more options depending on how far you want to journey. The Ox Bow loop follows closer to the river and gives the opportunity to see more water foul. Well marked trail and easy to follow signs at the major trail crossings.

hiking
5 months ago

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

First part of Gorge-Ous trail from Noquemanon Trail Head. Well laid out trail takes you along Carp River and features great views of the river. Areas of the trail area cut into the sides of Mount Marquette and can be tricky if wet. This section extends from the trailhead to the Carp River. A second section extends from the river to the top of Marquette Mountain (ski hill).

hiking
6 months ago

Great view of the shoreline and variety of landforms

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

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

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