Sleeping Bear Dunes Hiking Trails

Sleeping Bear Dunes Hiking Trails

Why it’s great for the first time hiker & biker…


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

Dunes, 100 miles and 13 trails…what’s not to enjoy?!

Trail Description

You can hike about 100 miles of designated trails in the Lakeshore. There are thirteen trails on the mainland for hiking, and most of them are maintained during the winter for cross country skiing, and snowshoeing too. Each trail has a trailhead with a parking area. Hiking trails on the dunes are marked by blue-tipped posts.

Each trail has its own unique beauty and challenges. Some have beautiful views from high vistas overlooking lakes, hills, or dunes. While some take you through fields of wildflowers with views of fields and lakes or forest in the background, others take you through the sand dunes to explore the hardy vegetation and wildflowers that flourish in this harsh environment. The list below will give a brief description of each trail with a link to the trail map.

Difficulty: Beginner

Trail Amenities/Quick Look:

Trailhead Locations

Trailhead - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park


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