Houdek Dunes Natural Area

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 3.11 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Terrain: Moderate Terrain; Some Hills
  • Organization: Leelanau Conservancy
  • Trail Website: leelanauconservancy.org

From the trail at Houdek Dunes you can see active blowout dunes, woodland pockets sheltering giant white birch trees, and mature forested backdunes. The trails have moderate terrain with sandy trails and slopes. There is an informational kiosk and stairs at the trailhead, a bench at the ancient maple tree, and a deck overlooking Houdek Creek. The creek flows along the natural area's southeast boundary and is the primary tributary of North Lake Leelanau.


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business

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