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Great trail with hills and recovery plateaus.

2 days ago

Hiked this last week. We just went to the bluff and then back. Incline all the way to bluff. View was awesome! You can see North Manitou Island and North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse. Definitely worth the walk.

3 days ago

I took a Unplanned Day trip Adventure with two of my boys ages 11 and 9. We pulled over to climb what we thought to be One big dune. Out of curiosity we kept on going and Our adventure ended up being Over three miles of 9 up hill dune climbs to Lake Michigan. 27 Trail marks one way. Bring Water and A Snack!

very challenging. Highly recommend starting very early in the a.m. especially during the summer. Bring lots of water. My 7 y.o. walked in and out, however my 3 y.o. walked in and I shoulder carried him out. Easy for him but very challenging for Daddy.

Extremely difficult, please bring plenty of water. Beautiful water views at the end, but Dune Climb makes you work for it. Many quit after the first few inclines, so the water view was more secluded. Prepare to sweat!

Greatest hike I have ever done and the absolute best in the Midwest.

This trail is absolutely beautiful! Chapel rock, chapel falls, and mosquito falls are all wonderful!

Gets me every time! As I get older it just gets tougher!! Bring lots of water and start early. Views are totally worth the tough climbs!

trail running
10 days ago

Nice trail that extends from the Tridge to the Chippewa Nature Center. I’ve run it many times and have never had to stop, despite crossing roads a couple times. Only downsides are that there isn’t much shade, and it isn’t plowed and salted during the winter like the rail trail is.

Great double action trail with two falls on parallel routes in-out. A little tricky to locate trailhead but once on the trail, they are well marked.

A great kayaking adventure out to Turnip Rock. Kayaked there from a shorter starting point than Port Austin. Recommend kayaking in Lake Huron on a calm day as the wind can pick up quickly.

10 days ago

Great hike to the falls, easy for the kiddos too!

Absolutely breathtaking. We ran Mosquito River to the lake and back. Took a dip in the lake briefly. You do need to “bushwhack” for 25-30 yds from trail’s end to get to the lake, but it’s easy because you can see the end of the tree line. The beach area is awesome, and does not have many people on it. Well worth the trip. You don’t need anything except running shoes!

park at D Ave it's free. it's a perfect work out for me after my heart attack and three stents.

Really good place to go. Mosquitoes are difficult to deal with. The chipmunks are very good at stealing food. The scenery is nice. The trails are nice. Good camping spots along the beach. Overall loved it.

17 days ago

My husband and I did this trail on our honeymoon 25yrs ago. It was a disaster! We got lost and ended up at the huge dune overlook area and begging a stranger for water. This time we were prepared! We wore hiking boots, hats, sunscreen, and wore hydration packs with ice cold water. We also stayed on the trail (that was way better marked).
We were in a full body sweat but jumping into Lake Michigan made the 115 heat index much more tolerable! So glad we redid this trail and it was a much better experience! Be prepared! Saw many in flip flops and no water (huge mistakes)!
We did this in just a little over 2 hours. The rangers warned it would take 3-4hours.

17 days ago

Holy mosquitoes and bad directions. Nice terrain though.

A nice stretch which serves as an alternative to crossing the entire island. Not an especially difficult trail except the length and environmental conditions typical of the region. Downhill grade from the fire tower. It does not appear that many people hike this section. Obviously this trail in not in the vicinity of Mohawk, Michigan as is currently indicated in the description.

Completed loop counter clockwise in 3 days two nights. Trail is tough in terms of rocks and roots so a lot of time is spent looking down instead of enjoying the scenery. Rainbow cove trail near Feldtman Lake is a must. Island mine trail under water in parts so need to hike along “beach”. Mosquitos were not bad. Water clear. Beautiful scenery.

first of all, we drove an hour to do this trail with our dogs and the park says no dogs, not even on leashes. It was too hot to leave them in the car so we just broke the rules and took them. It was a nice walk and the falls were beautiful. there are a lot of stairs to get down to the falls.

21 days ago

We only did the 4 miles from trail head to coves to spray falls! We enjoyed the views of the coves! Beautiful views around every turn. So picturesque. The trail was just challenging enough for a quick 8 miles hike round trip! Must do/see!

22 days ago

So much fun! And the view is worth the effort!!❤️❤️❤️

23 days ago

Did this trail a week ago with two kiddos (ages 8 and 5). It’s a strenuous hike, but the reward at the end was gorgeous. The kids were troopers; it was much harder on their mama. Bring plenty of water and energy-dense snacks. There’s no place to change into your swimsuit at the end, so wear it under clothes ahead of time. Kids ended up having an easier time walking it in socks. Parents eventually went barefoot.
Did I mention bringing plenty of water? There’s sparse shade along the way, so pace yourself and enjoy the views along the way.

Marker 27 is the final marker before the beach. With two little ones, frequent stops, and 30 minutes by the lakeshore, the whole trip took us about 4 hours.

23 days ago

Did the hike with our kids and took just over two hours. Bring lots of water and snacks for kids.

Would be a better run...

Very beautiful hike! Very happy I had this app though for the map- it’s easy to accidentally back track when your stopping off from the trail looking at the scenery. Lovely hike though- my thighs are burnin’!

parking at entrance of Nature Center. trail along Westnedge is paved

200 plus stairs up is worth the view!

Greatest hike I have done to date!! Went from Grand Sable Visitor Center back to Munising falls. If you use the shuttle service call Altram, 25 per person. Miles are much more than what they claim here, that was the only draw back to the whole experience.

Delightful little trail through a backdune forest leading up to the lakeshore. Very pretty and peaceful. Lots of stairs make it a good workout. The trailhead has a place to lock up bikes.

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