Warren Dunes Beach Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Warren Dunes Beach Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sawyer, 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.

3.6 miles
196 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Forested dunes give way to open sandy beaches and miles of coastline to explore. Warren Dunes State Park covers a large expanse of forested sand dunes, as well as several miles of Lake Michigan coastline. It's an interesting ecosystem, with small ponds held back within the dune fields, and constantly shifting open sand on the beach. Thought the dunes are held in place by the roots of trees and beach grasses, the wind is constantly seeking a purchase to move sand onshore. In places, this leads to "blowouts" where the dunes are breached and the sand blown inland.

5 days ago

love the dunes would love to visit again

20 days ago

I am a Michigan resident and a veteran. I was told today at the end of July that I would have to buy a $16 season pass to walk a 3.9 mile trail once. Sorry but I think that’s a bit ridiculous

1 month ago

4 stars for the hike. Moderate maybe pushing it a bit. Nice marked trails with some elevated climbs. Views of Lake Michigan are fabulous. Warren dunes state park is absolutely a must with the beach and dunes! Great place to spend an entire day.

3 months ago

my first time here and I loved it.

4 months ago

Amazing trails with great views. Spent a lot of good times in those woods.

7 months ago

Wind was strong so the waves were fun. Other wise simple hike.

10 months ago


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great beach trail. There are dunes and trails to choose from. The parking lot is large enough to accommodate RV parking, and at the very north end of the parking lots there is a dog beach section.

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