Sleeping Bear Dunes - Shauger Hill Trail

This trail is good for Hiking XC Skiing

  • Length: 2.03 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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The Shauger Hill Trail follows hilly terrain through primarily maple-beech forest and some red pine forest. The trail is a good place for viewing spring wildflowers and fall colors, and its hills make it popular for skiing in the winter. This trail is part of the Scenic Drive Ski Trail, a designated cross country ski trail in the park. Pets are not allowed on the designated skiing section of the trail between December 1 and March 31. Dogs are allowed on leash on the section of the Scenic Drive Ski Trail that is on the roadway of the Scenic Drive. The trail crosses Shauger Hill Road twice and the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive twice. Be careful crossing roads. A Park Pass is required for all trail use within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Fee Information.


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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.

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  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
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