Nordhouse Dunes Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Nordhouse Dunes Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Free Soil, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles 255 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

beach

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

This website has more details about this trail: http://www.getoffthecouch.info/mason/nordunes.htm

backpacking
28 days ago

Great backpacking destination for dispersed camping. Don't be discouraged the posted route for this trail is only 3.5 miles, we turned it into 21 miles by doing a figure 8 loop from Nordhouse, to Ludington, to Lake Mich Rec Area, and back. I highly recommend this route or one similar if you truly want to experience the many different areas here. Also, if you prefer to put in some actual hiking miles. The inland dune area between nordhouse and ludington was the most strenuous section but my favorite by far. Check out our video here: https://youtu.be/4oMpYsPm7OM

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail to go out for a day hike on. highly recommend it

4 months ago

the money

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

one of the most beautiful places I've ever been

camping
10 months ago

11 months ago

Love it out there. Especially since it's dog friendly. Up the ante a bit and walk out from the state park along the beach. Spend the night and enjoy a nice fire on the beach. Can't beat it.

11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Trail not marked well, did not find loop, only saw two trail post signs.

hiking
1 year ago

One of the most beautiful places in Michigan

hiking
1 year ago

One of the best places for backcountry camping in lower Michigan.

camping
2 years ago

Great for first time backpackers. The trail wasn't long and was easy. It is not marked though.
Beautiful views- loved being able to camp right on the beach.

hiking
2 years ago

camping
2 years ago

I love this trail. Me and my friends did some overnight camping near the beach a few years in a row. So nice to sleep with the sound of wind and waves all around you. Lake Michigan is beautiful.

camping
2 years ago

One of the best places I know for easy/moderate hiking & backpacking. Great for scenery and solitude.

camping
3 years ago

snowshoeing
3 years ago

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