Arcadia Dunes Baldy Trail, Dry Hill, and St. Pierre Trails

Why it’s great trail for the backpacker/hiker…

The Baldy, Dry Hill, and St. Pierre Trail systems are great for beginner backpackers looking to train on flat terrain to build up their endurance while not sacrificing the view and vistas.


Why it’s great for the Mountain Biker…

These trails are beautiful during the spring months as this area has an abundance of wildflowers that make this one of Pure Michigan’s best biking trails.  The Loops are fairly flat and cater to the novice/intermediate mountain bikers.


Best segment(s) for a 2 hours or less hike

If you want to hike to the baldy dune, hike from marker 1 > 2 > 4 > 5 and return along 5 > 6 > 8 > 1. This will be approximately 1.4 miles and can be completed in just about 2 hours.

Trail Description

At just over 18 miles of trails this trail system within the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The St. Pierre and Dry Hill trails will be frequented by bikers throughout the seasons and the Baldy Trail is typically reserved for hikers with some bikers during the non-peak summer season. The trails are all fairly flat and ideal for bikers and hikers looking to customize a loop system with an hour to all day.

Difficulty: Easy


Trail Amenities/Quick Look:

  • ADA walking trail (Baldy Trail Segment only)
  • Natural Trail Surface
  • Parking Area
  • Information Station
  • Scenic Lake Michigan Lookout (Baldy Trail Segment only)
  • Benches along the trail

Trailhead Locations

Baldy Trailhead

Dry Hill/St. Pierre Trailhead

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