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“Spectacular Sights and Exercise to Boot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain
County Road 550, Marquette, MI
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Gwinn, Michigan
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“Spectacular Sights and Exercise to Boot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The path is very easy to walk, but also has resting spots along the way. When you reach the top you can see the islands in Lake Superior and the sites of Marquette, Michigan

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Marquette, Michigan
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“Great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Good exercise climbing to the top, great view when you get there.

Visited July 2011
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“Great little mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This is a great little mountain! It's a good hike up but the trails are very clear. So beautiful! And the view up on the top is amazing! Over all it should be an easy hike. There are only a few steep areas.

Visited October 2011
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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“Incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Well worth the time and effort. We took the "difficult" path up although it wasn't bad at all. The view from the top is breathtaking and invigorating! Don't miss this!

Visited November 2010
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

I can't imagine visiting Marquette and not going to Sugarloaf. It's only a few miles west of this small town. A bit difficult to find so get good directions. Once you can get to County Road 550, you can just go a few miles until you see the fairly large wooden sign and the parking lot (on your right when you start from Marquette). It's not a hard climb. There are two paths, one marked difficult and one marked easy. The one marked easy was closed. But the trek up the "difficult" path wasn't all that tough and people of all ages were doing it (I'm 73 and had no trouble). There are sections of stairs as you near the top (there's just under 200 stairsteps in all) and they are spaced apart giving you good breaks in between each section. Plus there are a couple benches where you can sit down (I'm not in great shape and didn't need them--we just paused for a few seconds now and then). The view from the top is well worth your trouble. It doesn't take all that long, either. From the time we left the parking lot until we were back at our car was one hour and seven minutes and we didn't hurry, as we took a lot of pictures at the top. Very nice attraction and much better for us "old" people than Lakenenland was.

Visited October 2011
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