Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette. Upper Peninsula. UP Michigan travel blog

 

 

Hi there!

 

If you’re doing a U.P. road trip, Sugarloaf Mountain is a top consideration for a stop to make!

The views are incredible, possibly some of the best in all of Michigan!

 

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette MI. UP Michigan travel blog

 

 

 

 

To get these Lake Superior views, you will be hiking up to the overlook, and there are stairs involved.

 

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. difficulty hiking trail. stairs. Marquette. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. hiking trail overlook. Marquette. UP Michigan travel blog

 

There’s a memorial at the overlook too.

 

Sugarloaf mountain, Marquette. Memorial at overlook. Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain, Marquette. Memorial at overlook. Michigan travel blog

 

Sugarloaf Mountain is located a little outside downtown Marquette.

So it’ll be ideal to do this hike if you’re staying in Marquette.

You can also make a little detour and make this a stop on the day you drive from Pictured Rocks to the Keweenaw Peninsula or to the Porcupine Mountains.

In all, you might give yourself about an hour at Sugarloaf Mountain. It is possible to do it more quickly. 

 

 

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Now…

PHOTOS!

And getting there

Your destination for google maps can be Sugarloaf Mountain or the Sugarloaf Mountain trailhead parking.

 

Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area, Marquette County

Getting to Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area, Marquette County, Marquette MI. Michigan travel blog

 

Right off the main road, you’ll see a parking lot with the sign Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area.

 

Getting to Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area parking lot, Marquette County, Marquette MI. Michigan travel blog

 

There’s also a small picnic area off to the side of the parking lot if you want to eat your packed food after the hike.

 

Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area picnic tables, Marquette County, Marquette MI. Michigan travel blog

 

From the parking lot, you’ll see the hiking trail, and then you can get started!

You will see signs for the “easy trail” and “difficult trail.”

Either way, you will need to go UP. I guess the easy trail is more gradual, or is meant to not be as strenuous. If you are somewhat active back home, you will likely be fine on either trail.

Eventually both trails will merge. The final part of the trail to the overlook is a whole bunch of stairs.

 

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail difficulty easy. Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail difficulty hard. Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail stairs, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail stairs, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail stairs, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail Lake Superior, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail stairs, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail stairs, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

 

And… you’ve made it to the overlook! It might take around 20 minutes to hike to the Sugar Mountain overlook from the parking lot.

 

Sugarloaf mountain overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. Best Lake Superior views. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. Best Lake Superior views. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. Best Lake Superior views. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. Best Lake Superior views. UP Michigan travel blog

 

Explore the Sugarloaf Mountain overlook area and enjoy the views of Lake Superior!!

 

 

 

And then once you’ve taken in the Lake Superior views, you can head back down!

 

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail from overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blogSugarloaf mountain hiking trail from overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail from overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail from overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail from overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

Sugarloaf mountain hiking trail from overlook, Marquette Michigan MI. UP Michigan travel blog

 

And that’s a bit of what it’s like to hike to the Sugar Mountain overlook!

 

And for more things to do near Marquette, be sure to see this list of stops to make on your drive from Pictured Rocks to Marquette!

 

See more beautiful places to visit during your circle the UP road trip!

 

Explore the Lower Peninsula too! 

 

HAPPY HIKING SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN IN MICHIGAN!

 

Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain Michigan - Best hikes in Michigan. Marquette. Upper Peninsula. UP Michigan travel blog

 

 

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