Cottonwood Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Cottonwood Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Empire, MI and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November.

1.5 miles Loop

kid friendly

hiking

1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Moderate trail. Nice trail to the top of the climbing dune at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Trail accessible from the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Trail map markers along trail colored dark green. This trail does cross other trails but we were able to follow the dark green posts. Met great people along the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail

birding
1 year ago

Hard to follow the trail, other trails cross over it.

hiking
5 years ago

Stop by the park office for a trail map for this and other trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Management Area. The Trail head is well marked but by nature of the sand, many old trails cross this trail. Great photography and easy/moderate difficulty. Would recommend for children and healthy seniors.

hiking
5 years ago

hiking
5 years ago

A bit decieving! It can be rather hard to actually stay on the marked trail. A variety of other trails shoot off from the main path. Friend and I ended up crossing the dunes and brush from point 4 (trailhead) to point 9/10 (scenic lookout). Took us 3 hours!