South Marblehead Loop

5/5 (3 reviews)
Winding its way along the eastern shoreline of Drummond Island, Marblehead Road is a perfect taste of all the trails here. While driving through the dense forest there are deep muddy puddles, a few small rock obstacles, and then “The Steps at Marblehead” right before reaching the lookout. This is th... Read More
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Highlights of South Marblehead Loop

Forest Category Icon Forest
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
708 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
Marblehead Road
Nearest Town
Drummond Island
Nearest Services
Drummond Island
Management Agency
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
District
Drummond Island Management Area

Overview

Winding its way along the eastern shoreline of Drummond Island, Marblehead Road is a perfect taste of all the trails here. While driving through the dense forest there are deep muddy puddles, a few small rock obstacles, and then “The Steps at Marblehead” right before reaching the lookout. This is the only named obstacle and requires a good vehicle and driver to get down and back up. Marblehead sits a little over 100’ feet above the water and the limestone that makes up most of the island is exposed here, creating drama along this shoreline. This limestone is part of what’s known as the Niagara Escarpment, a natural rock formation that stretches for over 900 miles and is actually part of Niagara Falls. Do not miss the Steps at Marblehead or this trail in general, it really is a gem within the trail system.

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38 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
3 Community Reviews
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