Sleeping Bear Point Trail

Loop of 2.8 miles with a spur to Lake MI about 0.5 miles from the trailhead

Rolling dunes

Dune grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers

This is a shorter and less strenuous trail through the dunes than the Dune Trail that starts at the Dune Climb. This also has a spur providing access to Lake Michigan.


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Dunes Trails

NPS Map 2006

Sleeping Bear Point Trail

View of Lake Michigan over the dunes on the Sleeping Bear Point Trail

Kerry Kelly 2006

The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with great views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike from the Dune Climb to Lake Michigan.

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