Hike to Hidden Beach, MI

Rate this Adventure Michigan Hidden Beach Trailhead on Big Bay Road

Added by

The hidden beach is a perfect place to chill on a sunny day. The beach has beautiful vies of Lake Superior and low light pollution for amazing night skies.

This adventure starts at a trailhead on the North Trail just north of Marquette, Michigan leading you straight to a beach on Lake Superior. Keep going north on a slightly beaten path up the coastline to reach Hidden Beach. The coast is full of cliffs and massive rocks to stand on to take a step out of the densely filled forests that line the shores. Hidden Beach comes out of nowhere and it can't be missed with it's massive red rock walls surrounding the entire thing. The hike is worth the sight - the beach is beautiful and the water is as clear as glass. For an even more secluded hidden spot, walk out into the chilling water around the red rock wall to find a cove with a mini beach. Without prior knowledge of this cove, you would completely miss it.

Spend a couple hours or even the day there and just sit back and enjoy the rays. It would be the perfect place to go on a clear night, but I wouldn't recommend trying to navigate out there in the dark. Depending on the time of year you may get some college kids hiking there as well, but the students at Northern Michigan University love nature just as much as you do, so they wont be a hassle to deal with.

Pack List

  • Backpack
  • Water
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Picnic/ snacks
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Hammock
  • Warm clothes (night)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1 Miles

Features:

Beach
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Jake Lamons

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the Deer Lake Trail

Michigan / Al Quaal Recreation Area

A Daily or Season Trail Pass is required for cross country skiing and mountain biking. Passes can be purchased at the NTN, the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, Wilderness Sports and City Hall.

Hike the Harlow Lake Loop Trail

Michigan / Harlow Lake Parking Area

Just outside of Marquette, Michigan, the Harlow Lake Loop offers a variety of activity options and scenic lake views.

Hike or Bike the Grom Trail

Michigan / Forestville Trailhead

The Grom Trail is a side trail of the Carp River Loop in the Noquemanon Trail Network. This trail is perfect for day hikers, families, trail runners, and mountain bikers.