Hiking Hogback Mountain

Considered Marquette’s second most popular summit, Hogback Mountain’s rugged terrain, hemlock forests, and stunning views make this an incredible hike.

While the trail is well marked, getting to the summit of Hogback isn’t easy. It is a strenuous hike across bare bluffs and up steep mountainside. The first half of the hike is easy and mostly flat. The second half, however, is all uphill.

It is totally worth it.

View from Hogback Mountain
Steve and the beagles on Hogback
Brisco checking out the view

The summit provides a 360 view of the area. Along with Marquette and Lake Superior, we could also see the Keweenaw Mountains far in the distance.

Round Trip: 3 miles
Rating: Challenging

Getting There

The trailhead is located in the Wetmore Pond parking area. From Marquette, take 550 towards Big Bay. About 4 miles outside of Marquette, turn left into the parking area. Take the trail at the northwest corner. Follow the blazes and signs for Hogback up to the top.

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