Warren Dunes has three miles of shoreline, six miles of hiking trails and is open year-round. It also has a dune formation that rises 260 feet above the lake with spectacular views and 1,952 acres of recreational opportunity.

Great hike, sandy so sport sandals best. A couple signs missing but worth the experience. The part on the lakeshore was best.

4 months ago

First hike! Over estimated my ability to get through the dunes with boots on, but I got through it! The lake looked really pretty!

love the dunes would love to visit again

I am a Michigan resident and a veteran. I was told today at the end of July that I would have to buy a $16 season pass to walk a 3.9 mile trail once. Sorry but I think that’s a bit ridiculous

4 stars for the hike. Moderate maybe pushing it a bit. Nice marked trails with some elevated climbs. Views of Lake Michigan are fabulous. Warren dunes state park is absolutely a must with the beach and dunes! Great place to spend an entire day.

A wonderful trail with one huge 90 degree sand dune well that how it felt anyway!

A wonderful workout with one giant sand dune with an 90 degree angle or at least it feels that way.

6 months ago

Beautiful views of Lake Michigan on trail along water-trails were well marked except #1 and 3 at parking lot going into Dunes-lots of criss cross trails so confusing Saw deer and heron on river thru woods. Will be back!

7 months ago

Great hike, be prepared for your shoes to get a little sand in them. Beautiful views of the lake and good for kids and dogs. Hiked it with our best friends who got engaged during the hike.

my first time here and I loved it.

Amazing trails with great views. Spent a lot of good times in those woods.

9 months ago

Spectacular views! Love hiking here!

9 months ago

I love this place. Dunes as far as you can see high above the water and trees. Lots of good hiking.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Wind was strong so the waves were fun. Other wise simple hike.

Monday, December 25, 2017

A dandy mix of terrain, scenic views and a multitude of distance/difficulty options. This is as good as it gets for SW Michigan.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Spent an hour here today climbing the dunes with my dog. Definitely my favorite local hike. The route can be challenging and the views are spectacular.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A hike through woodlands, dunes, and beach environments makes this trail diverse and visually entertaining throughout.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Saturday, September 02, 2017

This is a very woodsy and shaded hiking area. It's a very interesting mix of beach dunes, green forest, and part of the early path through the forest is sandy, not dirt. The hiking itself is nice and lush, and the climb to the top of the dunes is fairly challenging (at least coming from the east) but worth it for the views. The views are really something! If you aren't in shape, the climb will be pretty tough, your legs will definitely get a workout.

We went on the Friday before Labor Day weekend and there were people on the beach but it wasn't crowded, and during the forest hike (between points 3 and 4) we didn't encounter another soul. We also didn't see any trash, so I am grateful for the attentive staff and the admission charge to get in. We'd been to Al Sabo preserve earlier in the day, and there was dog poo and trash in some areas there.

Monday, July 03, 2017

It was very pretty but on a hot day it is a challenging hike. This is on the difficult side of "moderate." Bring lots of water and extra sunscreen and bug spray in case you take longer than you planned.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Very nice walk and a study in contrasts. Hot and sunny with a challenging sandy surface on the beach and foredunes, but lovely shaded packed sand in the valley behind the dunes.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

beautiful scenery... rough walking in the sand but great challenge

Great beach trail. There are dunes and trails to choose from. The parking lot is large enough to accommodate RV parking, and at the very north end of the parking lots there is a dog beach section.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A nice walk, with some good uphill thanks to the dunes. The northern half was very wet and muddy, so wouldn't try it after a rain.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great for day hiking!

Monday, January 09, 2017

Fun trail for a walk with the family. Some big hills make for great views of Lake Michigan and the dunes. Lots of walking in the sand.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

This is a great trail! Fairly easy if you are in shape. Uphill most of the way.

Friday, May 06, 2016

One of my favorite spots to hike with our dog and kindergartener.

Friday, April 29, 2016

This trail is great as it basically circumnavigates the entire 2,000 acre park, using four trails or a stretch along Lake Michigan. By doing the loop, our walk took us through forests, up and over sand dunes and just above the beaches, then back to the car by heading over the sand dunes once again.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First time to the lake shore and the wind was blowing good so the waves had a lot of white caps which made it spectacular. Loved the dunes. Mt. Randal loop trail is done by combining four trails.

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