A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 2.5 miles of shore line. The park has fresh water coastal dunes that are over 200 feet tall. The park's terrain varies from steep slopes to rolling hills.

Trail head for the south trail was on the Livingston trail. We walked the trail, my wife and I and we both found the trail pleasantly nice until we got to the sand dunes, this is were the moderate rating is earned. Though not to bad for me, I rested a few times going up the trail. The entire trail was sand, either hard pack with dirt and the loose stuff was by the lake. We enjoyed this trail and would recommend it.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Caught the sunset with my dogs on the beach, but next time I won't forget my headlamp for the hike out in the pitch black!

Awesome hiking trails!

This is our favorite "hike to Lake Michigan" trail. Beach is usually private when we go in September on a 70 degree or more day (sunny).

Love this trail ~ open dunes, forest, and beach access! Great dunes along the way & at the beach. Definitely earned its "Moderate" rating!

The end goal is a beauty it was pretty tough.