• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Pyramid Point Trail

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Distance

Loop 2.7 miles long. With a spur to a lookout point high over Lake Michigan. Lookout point is about 0.6 miles from the trailhead

Terrain

Hilly

Vegetation

Beech-maple forest, fields and pine plantation

Comments

Trail leads to a lookout at the top of Pyramid Point. To protect the bluff from erosion and for your safety, do not descend the bluff. Note that the last portion of the trail Basch Road. Watch for traffic.


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Pyramid Point Trail Map
Pyramid Point Trail Map
NPS Map 2006
 
Pyramid Point Trail

Hills on the Pyramid Point Trail

Kerry Kelly 2006

On this 2.7 mile trail, you will find three extremely different environments: maple-beech forest, high bluffs, and meadow. Please do not descend the bluff to Lake Michigan for your safety and to protect the natural setting. The trail includes several steep hills. Also the last 0.4 miles of the loop follows Basch Road - Watch out for traffic as you return to the trailhead.
 

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