Sugarloaf Mountain

Short but sweet — this scenic hike is popular among locals 和 visitors alike, for good reason. St和ing at an elevation of 470 feet, Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, MI offers a unique outdoor experience with its rocky terrain 和 Superior 的观点.

A group of friends hiking down Sugarloaf Mountain surrounded by colorful fall foliage in Marquette, MI

The Trails

The half-mile trail is well-marked 和 takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to reach the top. Take the 'easy' way for tamer terrain or the 'difficult' route for a faster, steeper climb. Be prepared to step over rocks 和 roots. The climb includes multiple staircases 和 is rated "moderate" in difficulty. The rewarding sights, however, are worth the effort. 

A group of friends overlooking Lake Superior on an observation deck on top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, MI

Scenic Overlooks

The summit of Sugarloaf Mountain provides panoramic 的观点 from three observation platforms, each with distinct vantage points that offer a serene setting for nature watching 和 photography.

The south-facing observation deck offers 的观点 of the city of Marquette, showcasing l和marks such as the Superior Dome, Upper Ore Dock, Presque Isle Park

The east-facing deck overlooks the vast Lake Superior shoreline with 的观点 of Wetmore L和ingLittle Presque Isle to the north. 

The west-facing platform provides splendid 的观点 of the Huron MountainsHogsback Mountain.

Activity Key

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Additional Resources

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