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.

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.

The trail is nicely taken care of. Finding the entrance was a little rough for me, but I believe that was because of where I parked.

One quick note: if you aren't that in shape take the trail in a counter clockwise rotation. Doing it clockwise leaves a lot of steep dunes on the back half of your hike.

quite a beautiful spot with enough graduated hill climbs to make it interesting and excellent views of Lake Michigan.

3 months ago