Dune Climb Trail

HARD 48 reviews

Dune Climb Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Arbor, Michigan that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
839 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
4 days ago

AWESOME views. About 9 bug dunes to the beach, and then back

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

YIKES! This trail was definitely "Hard"! Wear tennis shoes and bring lots of water! Start early! Our group went a little off-trail because it was easier to walk on the plants/harder ground than digging into the sand. Took a few hours because we spent a lot of time at the Lake eating and resting for the hike back. Great to say you've done it though!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fun but going back is tough. Made it to 18 of the 27 markers.

1 month ago

Great hike! We didn't run into anybody until we were on our way back. It was very populated then so I recommend that you go early. We had an eagle fly over us as we approached the beautiful lake!

1 month ago

Very scenic and challenging. Definitely has its ups and downs but the lake at the end makes the journey worth the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Trail is harder than expected, make sure you go with shoes on, I went without and it was way more difficult

1 month ago

Definitely a challenge but the reward does not quite meet the amount of challenges.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trails is laid on a sand dune of lies! You top the next dune to find another.. and another. :) This is a great hike. What makes it hard is that it's and out and back which means every step you take in the dunes.. you take again. Dune steps are always 1 step up and 1/2 step down. Add 80 degrees, little shade and hot sand.. be prepared. We left in the afternoon when the early risers where leaving. Sure, it's hotter on the trail but you also have more of the dunes to yourself.