• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Shauger Hill Trail

Distance

Loop of 2.4 miles in length

Terrain

Hilly

Vegetation

Beech-maple forest, a few small clearings, and pine plantation

Comments

The trail crosses Shauger Hill Road twice and the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive twice. Be careful crossing roads. This trail is part of the Scenic Drive Ski Trail. This is a Designated X-Country Ski Trail and pets are not allowed on this section of the trail between December 1 and March 31. The section of the Scenic Drive Ski Trail that is on the roadway of the Scenic Drive does allow pets on a leash.

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Shauger Hill Trail Map
Shauger Hill Trail Map
NPS Map 2006
 
Shauger Hill Trail

Typical trail view from the Shauger Hill Trail

Kerry Kelly 2006

Shauger Hill trail goes through primarily maple-beech forest and some pine forest in pretty hilly terrain.
 
Woodpecker activity

Woodpecker activity on this dead tree.

Kerry Kelly 2006

An old tree along the trail provides food for the woodpeckers. Notice the recent activity on this tree.

Did You Know?

US Life-Saving Service

During the winter of 1870-71, 214 people lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, and congress established the US Life-Saving Service to conduct rescues from shore. This became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to see how these men lived and worked. More...