Empire Bluff Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Empire Bluff Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Empire, MI that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

1.6 miles 244 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

beach

lake

views

scramble

1 month ago

This is a beautiful quick hike to a breathtaking view.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail. Great view!!

hiking
4 months ago

This is really not an "easy" hike as there are numerous inclines. But, the view at the top is amazing and well worth the work!!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike up to the bluff ( stairs can pose a challenge for some). Beautiful views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Definite must.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike - great views - at the end of the hike if you're adventurous - slide down the dune and walk along the lakeshore to empire beach (have someone meet you there with a car or it's a long walk back to the trailhead)

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views, wonderful hike

snowshoeing
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice trail to hike up for views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Shoreline. Little over 2 miles total trip. Found some old farm implements near the start of the trail. Easy hike.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Nice easy walk

1 year ago

1 year ago

wild raspberries along the trail made for a nice treat along the way. perfect trail for a mid day excursion.

hiking
1 year ago

One of the most beautiful hikes in the United States. The Dunes are a must-see.

1 year ago

Very nice trail, easy to follow and beautiful view

1 year ago

Sweet! One of the best views in Northern Michigan

hiking
1 year ago

Wooded moderately hilly terrain with a fantastic view of the dunes and Lake Michigan along the way. Hiked this with kids as well as grandparents, if you are able to walk to the upper deck of a stadium you can hike this trail. Well worth it as the view from the boardwalk atop the bluffs of the lake is breathtaking.

hiking
1 year ago

Really easy trail with a great view at the end.