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Huron Sand Dunes is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Port Austin, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.7 miElevation gain9 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingBeachForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Phillip Blount
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Lauren Grossman
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Steve Post
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Abbey Lowry
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Loved it! Water was beautiful!!!

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Edric Eiermann
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loved the trees

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Tom K
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Jeff Donelson
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Benjamin Decker
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This was a great trail full of variety in landscape and an easy and plentiful number of choose your adventure trails. The family enjoyed this one a lot and I’d highly recommend!

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Amanda Gaskill
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It leads right into a much longer hiking trail. It was a good couple hour hike.

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Kelli Matheny
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Hiking

Was looking for a nice easy hike before lunch and this trail was a good call. There are actually a few trails off of the main trail so you could go out longer if wanted. Lots of signage. Enjoyed the shade. There are spots where hiking through sand. Easy parking too. Check out the bird of prey viewing platform opposite the parking lot.

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Joe Ankley
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The short loop pictured here is well maintained and very easy for all abilities. There are many educational signs along the route. However, just to the west of this loop is another 3 mile loop. It goes along the shore and through the hardwoods and has amazing spots to view the lake on top of large dunes. I highly recommend the additional trail. The markings/signs are relatively clear and the trail is fairly obvious in most spots.

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Mariah Natzke
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Nice trail, there are actually quite a few more trails connected here than the map shows! Easy hiking with a variety of sights and interactive educational signs.

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Melissa Moore
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Very easy trail, well marked, beautiful views. Something that could be done with children and elderly.

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Rebecca Holdwick
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So varied and beautiful, dunes, beach, meadows, pines, cottenwoods! Well maintained trail, well labeled. Short but well worth it.

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Mike Burns
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This trail is more like a rough boardwalk up and down the sand dunes of Lake Huron. There is no camping here, but there is beach camping at Port Crescent State park about a mile away. There are spectacular views along the entire trail. Short but very cool. You will love it!

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Jess Snider
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great hike... beautiful

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Rachel Lum
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This very dog friendly trail has a spot for your four legged friend to hop in the water where the river meets Lake Huron. The sand bluffs provide plenty of space to tire out your dog, while on their required 6ft leash. There are several ways to reach the water from the trail, also providing beautiful vistas! We came in mid-September and the delta was still warm enough to wade in on a sunny day.

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Carl Ignash
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This trail starts just to the Northwest of the Port Crescent Road and M-25 intersection. The parking area is very small. You start out by crossing an old wooden bridge (with steel structure) and can hike the red or blue loops. The total of both trails is 2.3 miles. Much of both trails wander through wooded hills and sand dunes. The Lake Huron shoreline can be accessed from the blue trail. At the Southwest end of both the blue and red trails you are above the Pinnebog River and can look out to the Southwest across the river to see the Day Use area of the Port Crescent State Park or look North to the mouth of the river as it enters Lake Huron. There are several unmarked connecting trails as well. The trails are relatively easy and in good condition. It can also be accessed from the State Park campground by wading across what is called the "old channel" where it enters the lake. The Day Use area is accessed further Southwest along M-25. It also has connecting loop trails that offer views of Lake Huron and some of it's shoreline from points up on the dune and from and observation platform. The nature trail is approximately 1 mile long and has a fine stone surface. The extended trail gets into a few easy hills and is about 3 miles long. All very pleasant hiking. And almost all wooded.

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Brian Tulley
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Deborah Tirpok
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Tommy Doran
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Joseph Vukich
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Trina Simpson
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Daniel Newman
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John B
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Rachel Monarch
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Krista Murlin
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Angelo Martinez
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