Sleeping Bear Dunes - South Manitou Island Trail

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 16.58 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Trail Website:

If you are visiting South Manitou Island for just a day, your time will be limited, so be sure you know when the ferry leaves and plan your hiking with enough cushion to be sure you don't miss the boat! There are a number of trails and destinations for short hikes and longer hikes. Visit the park website for a list of destinations to consider visiting. Check out for more South Manitou Trail information and maps.


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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