5 Spring Hikes in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Tap into 35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline and 50,000 acres of sand dunes, beaches, and forests with these five hikes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Alligator Hill

Although it’s a fairly hilly hike, this trail awards its hikers with a grand Lake Michigan view. Cross country skiers love it, but it’s just as great in spring and summer.

Empire Bluff Trail

A trail that’s open year-round, the Empire Bluff trail is just 1.5 miles roundtrip—a nice length for an invigorating and quick excursion that boasts postcard views.

Good Harbor Bay Trail

A fairly flat trail, this hike isn’t very challenging for the experienced hiker, but it’s a perfect family-style hike and a pleasant trail to spend an afternoon picnicking and exploring the beach.

Pyramid Point Trail

A diverse trail that takes hikers through farm fields, beech-maple forests and across bluffs, this 2.6-mile trek features awe-inspiring aquamarine views of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Windy Moraine Trail

Pick-up a map at the trailhead map box and venture out on a 1.5-mile loop, just opposite Pierce Stocking Drive. This trail takes hikers through a woodland area with plenty of plant life and birds to spot.

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