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The landscape was shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago.

Picturesque and unlike anything I've seen. .

The landscape was shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago.

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Difficulty: This is the most strenuous hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Bus Tours.

Steep, rugged dunes.

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Took the scenic drive tour which included a dunes hike and a few overlooks. The trail section from Empire to Glen Arbor is groomed for skiing in the winter.

The Dune Climb at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the best known natural feature in Michigan. This incredible dune soars 460 feet (160 meters) above Glen Lake and covers four square miles! The Dune.

Several years later, based on public opinion, the drive.
Don’t skip the loop! The descent from the sand dune is unique to say the least.
The Dune Center, located at the base of the Dune Climb, offers modern restrooms and a bookstore.

Bay View Hiking Trails.

You will find pure, wind-blown sand to climb, then run or roll down the dunes to the picnic area for a break and some refreshments and then head up the dune again.

. . There are a few short, steep (10% grade) hills in this area.

You will find pure, wind-blown sand to climb, then run or roll down the dunes to the picnic area for a break and some refreshments and then head up the dune again. If the Caribbean-blue waters of Lake Michigan have tempted you for a swim, there are places at the National Lakeshore to go for a dip without having to climb back up a 400+ foot dune like the one along the Pierce-Stocking route. This trail offers several options depending on your time and skill level. No water or shelters are. Amazing trail through the dunes. I would definitely recommend using hiking poles for stability.

When completed, the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail will wind for 27 miles through the stunning Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

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Hikers must climb several.

There is a very steep bluff that you can walk down, then bear-climb back up! It is strenuous and worth it!.

Sleeping Bear Dunes is a national.

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It starts at the Dune Climb and ends at Lake Michigan, about 1.