Warren Dunes Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Warren Dunes Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bridgman, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

old growth

Warren Dunes has three miles of shoreline, six miles of hiking trails and is open year-round. It also has a dune formation that rises 260 feet above the lake with spectacular views and 1,952 acres of recreational opportunity.

22 days ago

A hike through woodlands, dunes, and beach environments makes this trail diverse and visually entertaining throughout.

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2 months ago

This is a very woodsy and shaded hiking area. It's a very interesting mix of beach dunes, green forest, and part of the early path through the forest is sandy, not dirt. The hiking itself is nice and lush, and the climb to the top of the dunes is fairly challenging (at least coming from the east) but worth it for the views. The views are really something! If you aren't in shape, the climb will be pretty tough, your legs will definitely get a workout.

We went on the Friday before Labor Day weekend and there were people on the beach but it wasn't crowded, and during the forest hike (between points 3 and 4) we didn't encounter another soul. We also didn't see any trash, so I am grateful for the attentive staff and the admission charge to get in. We'd been to Al Sabo preserve earlier in the day, and there was dog poo and trash in some areas there.

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4 months ago

It was very pretty but on a hot day it is a challenging hike. This is on the difficult side of "moderate." Bring lots of water and extra sunscreen and bug spray in case you take longer than you planned.

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4 months ago

Very nice walk and a study in contrasts. Hot and sunny with a challenging sandy surface on the beach and foredunes, but lovely shaded packed sand in the valley behind the dunes.

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5 months ago

beautiful scenery... rough walking in the sand but great challenge