Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

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

A multi-use hard surfaced trail with several trailheads for parking makes for multiple choices of where to start and stop.

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

A fun bike ride with many multi-use trails.

Trail Description

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a hard-surfaced, non-motorized, multi-use trail planned to span 27 miles from the northern end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at County Road 651 to the Leelanau/Benzie County line at Manning Road south of Empire. Currently the trail runs almost 22 miles between Empire and Bohemia Road, connecting to park attractions and the town of Glen Arbor along the way. Most of the trail is asphalt, but a 3-mile section which goes through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District north of Glen Arbor is crushed stone.

Difficulty: Beginner

Trail Amenities/Quick Look:

  • Paved
  • Restrooms
  • Several trailheads for parking
  • Picnic areas

Trailhead Locations

Trailhead - Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail


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