Hiking Empire Bluff Trail
Michigan › Empire Bluff Trailhead
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Hike to great views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Shoreline from the bluffs above Lake Michigan.
This moderately hilly boardwalk hike takes you to scenic viewpoints above Lake Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Dunes do not fail to impress, particularly at sunset.
- Hiking boots
- Sun protection
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If you're looking for a quick little hike with an outstanding view, the Bluff trail is the way to go. At the end, you'll be more than 300 feet above Lake Michigan, with views of the Manitou Island, South Bar Lake, and Platte Point (but no sight of Wisconsin).
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