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amazing views and beach access. its all uphill on the way back though.

It is a great all-around hike with something for everyone. 7-year old approved. Where the trail ends at the lake supposedly there is a sunken boat that can be snorkeled. Great fossil hunting. Nice rolling hills and views.

hiking
19 days ago

Pretty good hike and some areas are quite steep for some good cardio. Nice walk to the beach and great lookouts.

A fun few shaded miles of wooded elevations with a couple dune-top lookout decks. Midpoint stairs that decend to a secluded beach on Lake Michigan. The trail is trodden enough that I hiked the path out barefoot after swimming.

Absolutely stunning trail! Some inclines that get your heart rate up, but the views are beyond worth it. Trail is very well marked and easy to navigate. I recommend going in reverse numerical order so that you hit the beach on the first half and end the hike with the gorgeous scenic overlooks. Would definitely visit Frankfort again just to hike this trail.

great hike to lake michigan with nice lookout views of the water

One of the best trails in the area without a doubt. There are two awesome overlooks, and the trail leads right to the beach, which is mostly free from nearby development for miles in each direction.

This is a must if you are in the area! While the views and trails aren't quite as impressive as Arcadia Dunes, the beach may very well be the best in Michigan. Super scenic with towering dunes, remote, and beautiful clear water.

Pristine woods and the views of the lake are breathtaking. Great place for panoramic photos.

Absolutely stunning views. Easy-Moderate. Nothing too strenuous but there were some stretches of going up.

Beautiful well-marked trail! Loved the lake views. Also enjoyed the wooded areas.

Trails are well marked. The views of Lake Michigan are amazing!

Moderate hike with Great Views and Lake access.

Beautiful area. The trail follows the contours around the hills so you aren't constantly climbing and then descending. The beach trees are old and tall. There are many, many wildflowers here. The platform at the lake is a perfect place to enjoy a break then go down the stairs to the beach. There is another viewing platform which gives you a view of s shipwreck.

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

This is the best hike around the Traverse area. It has some of the best overlook views that are better than Empire Bluff trail. It also has a path down to the beach that is simply amazing!

Fantastic

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Great trail trough beautiful forest with gorgeous overlooks ending up on Lake Michigan beach.

Amazing!

mountain biking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

It was an amazing Trail!

it was great for the whole family.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017