Baldy Dune Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Baldy Dune Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Blaine, Michigan that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

birding
5 days ago

amazing views from top. nice forest walk to top. good for birding

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike which is pretty easy and beautiful. We got to the dunes and decided to go down and climb up. Quite a workout. My 13 year dog did the climb easier than my husband.

1 month ago

Hands down the best hike I've ever been on, and Michigan has a LOT of gorgeous hikes! I've made it an annual tradition to get here. DO NOT give up without crossing the dune, you will be rewarded with a view that rivals sleeping bear dunes!

1 month ago

Well marked, easy trail. Dune is stunning—as they all are in Betsie and Leelanau counties. Such grand beauty with so little effort. And though the dune at trail’s end is the main attraction, the forest along the way features large beech and maple, many with unusual shapes and contortions. Bonus!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
5 months ago

One of the most beautiful hikes you’ll find in northern Michigan. This is a very easy hike considering you’ll be 366 feet above the stunning waters of Lake Michigan. Make sure to pack your camera or GoPro because you won’t find many better places to get photos of the great outdoors in Michigan.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy walking most of the way. Short climb up the back of the dunes to reach lake Michigan. Beautiful view at the end. Nice spot to chill and take pics on top of the dunes.

7 months ago

This is a great place no matter what time of year you visit. Just the other day I saw several people enjoying a hike with snowshoes, and in the summer its a perfect place for a walk or run and that great view of Lake Michigan from Old Baldy. The trip down Old Baldy is always a fun one, but even those in decent shape will take some time and effort to get back up to the top, and the beach below is rockier than more easily accessible areas to the north.

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous! You hike through meadows and forest and then come to a beautiful sandy path that leads to a couple different destinations. Only issue was the trail had very long grass/weeds in spots. Probably best to wear pants in the summer.

9 months ago

If you go with a group there’s a lesser known option. We enjoy running down to the beach but we split up. Some of us will climb up the dune but some prefer the hike on the lake to Watervale. It’s a long walk but beautiful and worth the time. The trail at Watervale is wide and easy to find when you get there and and an easy place for the other half of your group to pick you up once they get back to the car.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017