Sleeping Bear Point Trail

MODERATE 16 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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

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7 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

hiking
Sunday, December 28, 2014

Took our first honeymoon to this area. A great hike, very sandy, and amazing dunes. Great place to visit.

hiking
Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Been doing this train almost every year of my life. Gorgeous views. Nice and moderately rugged. Sandy trail. Will do it again.

hiking
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Great trail. Sandy pretty much the whole way. Good variety. Start In wooded area, through and over sand dunes and back into woods. Lots of up and down, but none of it extreme. Great scenery, including both Manitou islands and dunescapes. My 5 and 6 year olds did it with energy to spare. Took us about an hour and a half with lots of photo stops and water breaks.

hiking
Friday, April 05, 2013

hiking
Saturday, August 21, 2010

This is an easy and scenic trail. Sandy Michigan soil is a relief for feet...