Hiking through dune habitat is a unique experience and the wildflowers and Lake Michigan views along this trail can be spectacular. However, this is the park's most strenuous trail and hikers should be prepared. The trail is all sand and there are several dunes to climb along the trail. The hike starts at the base of the Dune Climb and goes out to Lake Michigan. Hikers then have to walk back, making it a 3.5 mile round trip that may take 2-4 hours depending on the weather and your physical condition. Sun protection, shoes and lots of water are critical. For more trail info and maps, check out MichiganTrailMaps.com.
A Park Pass is required for all trail use within the Lakeshore: Fee Information.