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Best trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Looking for a great trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 13 easy trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ranging from 1.5 to 19.7 miles and from 590 to 1,007 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Empire Bluff Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 43 m
Empire Bluff Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Empire, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#2 - Dune Climb Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Dune Climb Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Arbor Township, Michigan that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trailShow more
#3 - Pyramid Point Loop
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Pyramid Point Loop is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Maple City, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, runningShow more
#4 - Alligator Hill Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Pets are prohibited December 1 through March 31Show more
#5 - Sleeping Bear Point Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Please note that closures have been reported for this trail.Show more
#6 - North Manitou Island Loop
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
Backcountry Camping Regulations are in effect on North Manitou Island. A backcountry permit and fee payment must be completed before camping. Permits are available on the island and on the mainland. GShow more
#7 - Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 7.1 mi
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Empire, Michigan that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving anShow more
#8 - Old Indian Trails: Black Arrow and Green Arrow Loops
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Although dogs are allowed on the first part of this loop, they are not allowed on the spur trail to Lake Michigan.Show more
#9 - Bay View Hiking Trails
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#10 - Treat Farm Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
The Treat Farm trail is an un-publicized trail within the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The trail begins with a gravel road gradually sloping up to the 19th century farmstead. Following a look aShow more
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