Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Frankfort, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

This preserve offers nearly three miles of trail winding through forest and meadow to stunning views of Lake Michigan and a beach of unparalleled beauty. The property is host to many native plant species and unique bird habitat so be on the lookout for wildflower displays and great birding. A beautiful wooded loop with two scenic overlooks and stairs to a beach on Lake Michigan. The trail is well maintained and well marked. Each trail junction has a signpost with a placard of the map. Most junctions provide a bench or rock to rest on. Trees are marked with purple blazes to assist with following the trail. The two scenic overlooks are well-constructed wooden platforms with seating. Access to the beach is provided via wooden staircase that provides seating at the top. The beach is fantastic, but the water is cold early in the season so most swimming occurs in late July-September. There are signs explaining the presence of Poison Ivy and ticks. There are many mosquitoes in the woods, but the scenic overlooks and the beach are amazing and well worth the possible nuisance.

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely stunning views. Easy-Moderate. Nothing too strenuous but there were some stretches of going up.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful well-marked trail! Loved the lake views. Also enjoyed the wooded areas.

walking
1 month ago

Trails are well marked. The views of Lake Michigan are amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite spots in all of Michigan! Nice little hike with outlooks along the way and a beautiful secluded beach surrounded by high bluffs.

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate hike with Great Views and Lake access.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful area. The trail follows the contours around the hills so you aren't constantly climbing and then descending. The beach trees are old and tall. There are many, many wildflowers here. The platform at the lake is a perfect place to enjoy a break then go down the stairs to the beach. There is another viewing platform which gives you a view of s shipwreck.

hiking
2 months ago

This is the best hike around the Traverse area. It has some of the best overlook views that are better than Empire Bluff trail. It also has a path down to the beach that is simply amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail trough beautiful forest with gorgeous overlooks ending up on Lake Michigan beach.

4 months ago

Amazing!

mountain biking
4 months ago

It was an amazing Trail!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

it was great for the whole family.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016