Walk-a-Mile Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Muskegon, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

wild flowers

no dogs

Located in Hoffmaster State Park. The trail has scenic ravines, beautiful foliage, and you can hear the sounds of the waves crashing on the Lake Michigan Shoreline.

hiking
off trail
23 days ago

If you have a dog you can’t go on the beach. I ended up going off trail parallel to the beach with my pup. There was a decently traveled path along the dune line for us. The rest of the trail was awesome as well. We climbed a big hill off the trail towards the start so that made for a cool quiet trek on the way back to the main trail.

hiking
1 month ago

nice hike through old forest and back dune area. light traffic on trail. wildlife viewing. nice view of lake Michigan.

hiking
1 month ago

Just what I needed . Hills, dunes, and water

hiking
bugs
muddy
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, just lots of roots to navigate over, some steeper parts, sand once you get to the beach, and a couple areas of stairs. Not an 'easy' trail, but fun and scenic! Walked with my 8 yr old and 3 yr old.

hiking
8 months ago

easy hike coming out to a beautiful views of the lakeshore

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

calm

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

took the two dogs and had a nice hike

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with two boys. Dogs are allowed contrary to what it says above. Wish I would have know we would have brought our dog. There are some hills and roots.

hiking
Sat May 11 2019

Great for beginners, although a lot of large roots make it hard for those with weak knees or ankles.

Tue Jan 01 2019

Nice trail. I would rate more at moderate than easy due to elevation changes and tree roots. Just a note....in the winter you have to park aways out and walk in to the trailhead.

hiking
Wed Nov 21 2018

Absolutely beautiful trail. You can also take the path north and get on top of the blowout dune for an incredible 360 degree view.

hiking
Tue Nov 20 2018

Pretty easy 1.7 miles. Beautiful scenery.

Mon Oct 08 2018

Slightly hilly . Scenic view of Lake Michigan 2/3 the way through. Mostly woodlands with tree roots to navigate around, which I could see being slippery if wet. All in all a nice short trail.

hiking
Thu May 10 2018

This trail is dog friendly, the beach is not. We bring our dog all the time but turn around and head back when we hit the beach. A lot of people do this with their dogs :)

Mon Dec 04 2017

Perfect distance for a nice relaxing walk!

hiking
Sat Aug 26 2017

Beautiful hike and swim with the kids.

Fri Jun 23 2017

Excellent afternoon hike. Perfect around dusk.

Sun Jun 04 2017

I would rate this Trail moderate over easy because of all the roots in the trail and the amount of hills. It is a beautiful trail! About half of the trail is wooded ravines, the other half is the beach. You can walk along the beach or up in the dunes. Once the woods cleared into the dunes and lakeshore I ended up going right instead of left. There's a small trail that leads to a dune in the middle of the woods. Amazing view, but then you need to turn around and head back to the trail to continue along the beach.

Tue Apr 18 2017

Beautiful

Sat Oct 22 2016

Beautiful! Many turns throughout the wooded area. There are a few hills and several tree roots in the trails which made the hike a tiny bit more challenging then I was expecting. Once you hike up the sand dune that leads you out of the woods to Lake Michigan there is an orange arrow spray painted on a tree pointing towards the lake. In retrospect, I think that was an indication of the direction I should have gone to continue on the actual trail. Because I had my dog with me and there were signs saying that dogs were not allowed on the beach I ended up cutting through some wooded sand dunes to make my way back. Even before that little detour I had already hiked 2 miles, so this trail is definitely longer than 1.7 miles...my estimate is that it's closer to 2.5 miles. Its a great trial and I can't wait to go back.

hiking
Tue Sep 27 2016

Great quiet easy walk up and down through dunes and forest, my dog loved it!! Terminates on the crashing shores of lake MI and that's fun but we only stayed for 5 minutes bc the rangers are strict on the beaches about dogs. Even though we literally saw ZERO people. Gorgeous end-of-summer-hike-with-hound.

Sun Jul 10 2016

Great view and nice quiet walk

Sun Jun 12 2016

Easy, pretty, fun. Well groomed trail. Leads to the beach. Walk along beach to the main entrance to complete it

hiking
Tue Oct 07 2014

This is a fun trail that travels the ups and downs of the forested dunes and ends with a stretch along Lake Michigan. According to my GPS app, it is 1.8 miles for the loop. There are some ups and downs on the trail and a short trek on the dune at the lake.

Sun Sep 07 2014

This little trail climbs on top of ridges and over tree roots. It is curvy and exciting. You never know what is going to be around the next corner. It leads straight to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach.

hiking
5 hours ago

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