Sleeping Bear Dunes - Old Indian Trail

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

  • Length: 3.69 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Located at the southern end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Old Indian Trail offers a gentle trek through evergreen and hardwood forest. There are two loops, each of about 2.5 miles. The easier Green Arrow loop is first and is flat to gently rolling. The Black Arrow loop is more hilly. At the western junction, a trail splits off towards Lake Michigan. Follow this trail up a dune for a great view of the Lake. Continue through low and open dunes to the shore. Check out for more trail info and a detailed map.


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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