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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, views 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 12 easy trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ranging from 1.5 to 19.7 miles and from 590 to 961 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
#2 - Pyramid Point Loop
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#3 - Dune Climb Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#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. Groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people. The small Village Campground contains eight designated campsites, two fire rings and one outhouse. There is a limit of two tents and four people per site. Show more
#7 - 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 around the farm buildings, the trail continues across the former farm fields to the bluffs' edge overlooking the lake. There are trail options to continue along the bluff for a ways north, or you can retrace your steps and climb the steep Mount Baldy trail for panoramic 270 degree views of the south and west.Show 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
#10 - Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Note: This route is currently closed vehicles. You can still travel this loop by foot.Show more
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