Sleeping Bear Point Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Glen Arbor, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

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11 hours ago

hiking
30 days ago

I felt it was a very tough hike but well worth it. There are a ton of amazing views of the lake and the beach was very nice with amazing views of the islands.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail on a late Sunday morning. We first stopped at the beach, which was gorgeous. The water was crystal clear and there were only a few people on the beach. The trail is well marked with blue posts and as always, hiking in sand adds a different level of difficulty to the hike. The views are incredible throughout and towards the end you are able to "cool down" by hiking on stable ground through some forest. We only passed one person walking in the opposite direction and seemed to have the trail to ourselves. It did seem as if the beach became more crowded when we finished as the parking lot was full of cars and bikes.

nature trips
2 months ago

absolutely love the view

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Various terrains represented Great hike and swim Hit the CG museum on the way out

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Great hike. The first part of the hike splits to a short hike out to a beach on the Lake Michigan Shore. The return from the lake choices are return to the parking lot or the full loop. The full loop starts with mostly sand dunes and is the slower part of the hike. The trail then leafs into beautiful forested trails. Moderate to strenuous.

Friday, June 10, 2016

walking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

This trail was better than we expected it to be. The first half of the trail is on the exposed sand dunes. There are great views of the lake from here! The second part is through a forested area. It was a good, short, easy hike with pleasant views.

hiking
Sunday, November 01, 2015

If you can only do one hike in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, do this one! A little bit of everything: woods, dunes, water; shaded and more exposed areas; beautiful in every season. Easy-to-follow trail markers.

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

We hiked off the loop, just along the coast because it was so amazing. Blue water with 3 tones of blue, amazing cliffs and the dunes were amazing. You feel like you are in another country. Take water and a hiking stick because the dunes are tough to walk over.