Explore the most popular beach trails in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Real easy trail and a great view. A must do if in the area.

hiking
7 days ago

good variety of landscape for a michigan trail. fun! can be hard to follow on the second half

This really is a nice spot that’s close to everything, yet secluded enough that you don’t hear other noises (traffic, homes near by, other hikers). Lots of trails that weave in an out of each other so watch out for other trail users!

hiking
7 days ago

My wife and I walked our dog here on a brisk 28 degree day. Parking in the scenic overlook lot and taking a right to lead us through some wooded areas, around the gathering areas with pavilions, past the dam and beaches was boring. Once we got past the beach area the trail turned into a much better walk than it had started filled with wooded areas, tighter trails and plenty of sites. My GPS only tallied 3.7 miles but I would recommend this to anyone as it was an easier trail with minimal ascents and descents to be concerned about.

on clear days you can see everything from this tower! multiple states, provinces,

So Nice! beautiful views.... and now I am very tired. went on a few trails that we not marked and more of a ridge trail. worth it! can get busy in there... saw a lot of people and dogs. but enjoyed every minute including a picnic lunch on the beach. for January... not bad!!

Beautiful Lake Michigan views! Lots of stairs through pretty dunes. Don’t skip Acorn Trail that veers of to the south for a few tenths to step into the gorgeous pine forest.

hiking
18 days ago

Trail was super hard to find and follow after hitting the campsite, but it's an absolutely beautiful trail with enough uphills to make you feel like you earned your fish and chips.

trail running
18 days ago

Trail was a little muddy, but generally easy footing. Absolutely beautiful trail to run.

Great forested trail with amazing vistas of Lake Michigan. Did it snowshoeing and had a good workout.

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
21 days ago

such a pretty day and the trails were well marked. the dunes protect you from the winds. very nice

Great hike! Starts in the dunes and ends in the evergreen forest, lovely.

Black Rocks!!

Some really pretty views at points along the trail, the inland trail is average.

lots of wildlife its blacktopped so not pure country

Dec 17, 2018:
There are a number of spots to begin this hodge podge of trails connecting to form a loop around Big Seven Lake; I chose to park at the overlook and went clockwise. Trail is well marked, for the most part, and plenty muddy. Nice hike overall.

nature trips
1 month ago

Need to be there with a nice weather.

Great trail, lots of people.

Awesome trail!!

Great little loop that winds through the old Girls Scout Camp. Not a lot of pedestrian traffic. You can let your dogs run loose most of the time. I see lots of survey stakes throughout the loop. Would like to know what is planned for this diamond in the rough.

Nice mix of walking surfaces, great 30 min workout if you run / jog

Last day of Nov and the trail is a combination of ice, snow, mud and water. Much wetter than I anticipated. Slippery in spots. Nice views of the cliffs and several waterfalls. No one else on trail and no fresh tracks.

Easy , flat and due to winter , no one .
Well marked and worth the journey

It begins as an easy hike through the beautiful woods and rows of pines-even though it was late November fall and trees were bare. The climb up was challenging yet comfortable as you can take all the time needed. I choose a path to head toward the beach with a sign cautioning that it’s not a marked trail. The rolling sand dunes were fun to climb. When I got to the end I enjoyed the peaceful setting overlooking Lake Michigan. The major suggestion I would have for the park is for the state to improve its signage. The maps did not show the distance of each trail. Since I had no cell phone service in the area I could not look it up either. I look forward to returning again next season.

Great place to hike with your grandkids and my critters. The kids loved climbing the dunes and running/rolling back down.

hiking
1 month ago

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
2 months ago

Pretty easy 1.7 miles. Beautiful scenery.

More popular with bikers than hikers it seems. $5 for non-residents. Nice trails but nothing spectacular. Difficult to pay money when there are so many free trails around.

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