This is one of my favorite hikes near Sleepy Bear. It is and out and back with an uphill on the way there which can be difficult. However, it isn't too far and it is well worth the amazing views of Lake Michigan and the dunes at the top! The forest is very pretty to walk through as well!
This is a great trail that allows you to see a few different types of scenery; meadows, forest & sand dunes. There is an uphill to the scenic view but it is worth it for the beautiful views. From the top you can see the sand dunes, Lake Michigan, the Manitou islands & if you are luck on a clear day South fox island. It is a beautiful hike. Driving through Onieda Point to get there is pretty too!
Lots of flora and fauna on this trail. The storm in 2015 definitely changed much of the trail but the lookout points/views are completely worth the hike!!
If you're looking for an outside activity that will take a few hours then do the whole loop. Great trail to hike in the fall, the colors are breathtaking.