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Castle Rock

2811 Mackinac Trl, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9755
+1 906-643-8268
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Best value around

For only a buck you can climb the 170 steps to the top of Castle Rock. It's steep in places but... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Dalton, Georgia
via mobile
Pleasantly surprised

I have driven past Castle Rock countless times, but had never been there until my last time driving... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
emma b
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“paul bunyan” (37 reviews)
“worth the climb” (25 reviews)
2811 Mackinac Trl, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9755
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

For only a buck you can climb the 170 steps to the top of Castle Rock. It's steep in places but worth the climb. Be careful some of the handrails are a little loose. Gorgeous view!!

1  Thank BethMorrison6
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I have driven past Castle Rock countless times, but had never been there until my last time driving through the UP. I was expecting an overpriced tourist trap, and was surprised to find out it wasn't. The entrance fee was only $1 per person! There's...More

Thank emma b
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time visiting Paul Bunyan and hiking up the hill. Be advised, it's a pretty long, steep climb up concrete stairs. I was winded by the time we got to the top. The kids made it fine. The view is gorgeous though,...More

Thank MomNeedsADrink
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The region around St. Ignace, Michigan, has a variety of seastacks that pop up in odd places - such as land. Castle Rock isn't right in the water, but it is located back on shore a bit. The result is that when someone climbs it,...More

Thank BBailey182
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A pretty hefty walk up...but worth it! Would be tough if the steps were wet, and/or if you have difficulty climbing...

Thank MichiganDirector
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There are many stairs to climb. It was a really nice view of the area. after you climb you get something awarding you for climbing.

Thank mkc2015
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a climb up scary old "stairs", to an old rusty metal ramp, that takes you to a concrete slab on top of Castle Rock. I don't mind heights, but I was genuinely uneasy about standing on that concrete slab. There is a crack...More

1  Thank Russellcrew6
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were expecting to pay more since it was a touristy thing to do so we were glad to see it wS only a dollar. The steps are a little rough but you can stop along the way-the views were worth it. The gift shop...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The climb was tough for most of us. There are rest stops along the way. The view was nice mostly freeway and a little of Mackinaw island but not the bridge. We were disappointed that the gift shop didn't have any Paul Bunyan with babe...More

1  Thank cktidmore
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It is about 200 steps to the top but well worth it. Not a easy climb but I would not miss it if you are up in the area. It is only $1.00 to climb so why not.

Thank julio6925
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Michelle B
17 July 2017|
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Response from cktidmore | Reviewed this property |
No there is not. However in the town of Saint Ignace you will probably find somewhere along the water a place to stop and have a picnic. very small town
Michelle B
17 July 2017|
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Response from saltedradish | Reviewed this property |
You can see the top of the bridge towers, not the entire bridge.
26 June 2017|
Response from nc96 | Reviewed this property |
Though I don't know for sure, I would say no only because you have to walk through the gift shop to access Castle Rock itself. I'd give them a call to be sure #906-643-8268.