Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near Empire, Michigan that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

views

scenic driving
22 days ago

This is awesome. A quick and fun little drive up to Overlook #9 for some nice vistas.

1 month ago

Have driven this scenic route several times. It’s always beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Great drive with short walks to extremely beautiful views

3 months ago

Beautiful views and the informational signs were very helpful to understand the landscape and history of the area.

4 months ago

Lake Michigan overlook is unreal. And enjoyed the cottonwood trail as well.

7 months ago

Great picnicking area!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

crowded but lovely

nature trips
Friday, August 25, 2017

Wonderful drive--must-do if you're in the area. Great scenic look-outs. Get the paper with all the waypoints listed from park ranger at the beginning. Also do the trail that leads to the sandy steep overlook.

scenic driving
Thursday, August 18, 2016

This is a nice little drive. The last 2 scenics points are awesome. If you have time go down to the beach. It is a nice challenge up.

scenic driving
Sunday, July 31, 2016

This is an amazing scenic drive--very hilly and curvy with a lot of wonderful scenic views.

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is a pleasant must do. Multiple stops along the drive for amazing views of Sleeping Bear Dunes Coastline. Several stops offers access several trails and short (may be strenuous for some) hike to amazing views. The NPS paper that is This is a lovely picture!given to you upon entering the park has a numbered guide to explain your location on the drive.

road biking
3 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

scenic driving
Friday, July 24, 2015