Marblehead Hike Route Map

Marblehead - Drummond Island

Marblehead is located at the easternmost point of the Upper Peninsula on Drummond Island. It rises only 100' above the waves but commands sweeping views of northern Lake Huron.

My guidebook had the hike starting some 4-miles from the overlook but stated that with a tough, four wheel drive vehicle one could all but drive to the top. Apparently some do but I stopped a couple miles short as the terrain was just too rough to justify going on. Besides, why drive to a place like this when you can walk!!


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  45.995019, -83.507965


Route Type:  Out-and-back                     Difficulty:  MODERATE (if only to overlook); HARD (incl. bushwhack to lake)

Mileage Hiked: 4.0 miles                           Hike Duration:  2:00

Trailhead Temp: 48'F                                Trail Traffic:  NONE!!

Min. Elevation: 575'                                    Max Elevation: 730'

Total Vertical Gain:  400'                           Avg. Elevation Gain/Mile:  100'