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.

Great trail. Beautiful views between the woods and the dunes. Steep climb up the dunes from the beach, but other than that a pleasant hike.

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.

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.

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.

Love this trail: beautiful year round!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Well groomed forest trail through the dunes. Easy walk, some hills. Great for all ages.

5 months ago

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