Place

Log Slide

At the Log Slide looking west at dark clouds over Lake Superior, and the Grand Sable Dunes.
Standing at the Log Slide Looking West at the Au Sable Light Station and Lake Superior.

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Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Water - Drinking/Potable

No pets allowed. Located at the end of Log Slide Road, about 7 miles west of Grand Marais on Alger County Road H-58. A short walk from the parking lot past historic logging equipment leads to the Log Slide area on top of the dunes.

Legend has it that logs sent down the tall dunes on a dry log chute would generate enough friction to cause the chute to catch fire. Today the chute is gone, but the lumberjack stories still linger as you gaze out over the Grand Sable Banks to the east. Recent winter storms destroyed the popular overlook platform, but the path that leads to where the platform stood is still open. Be careful near steep edges! Be aware of poison ivy in the area.

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Last updated: December 7, 2021