Silver Lake Sand Dunes

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Silver Lake Sand Dunes is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden Township, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

6.4 miles
52 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



cross country skiing


mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

road biking

trail running







wild flowers


3 months ago

Incredible! Started at the Pedestrian Lot, walked along the beach until the Little Sable Lighthouse. Then find Ruckel's Bridge along the road. Ends with a 3 mile hike through open dunes or along the western shore of Silver Lake. Must do! This is a challenging hike - bring lots of water.

off road driving
10 months ago

love going here every year

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I just corrected the location on the map...not sure why it had Norton Shores.
We have hiked out here several times. I think it is one of the more unique places that you will find in lower Michigan. Definitely worth the trip. It is mostly open dunes and you can do as much or as little as you want.

Here is a link to more photos from one of our visits:

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ah, last I checked Silver Lake Sand Dunes is further north and is not in Norton Shores, MI. I went to PJ Hoffmaster State Park and walked the Homestead Trail. The trail was very scenic and will get you in shape for sure! I walked up several sand dunes, saw beautiful vistas, and walked out to the beach overlooking Lake Michigan. It is a nice hike, you can get a little turned around though with all of the side trails. There is much to explore if you are in the area.

off road driving
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ok so silver lake is great for everyone but mainly for off roading. The dunes are plentiful and the community that comes with silver lake is the best. Everyone that is up there is up there to test the limits of there 4x4 or just to watch everyone test there skills on the dunes. Test hill is amazing and the croud that forms around it to cheer people on is great. A must if you have a dune runner of some type and if its warm and sunny is when its the best.

Sunday, May 25, 2014