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.

Photo Credit: xray10 and jimflix!

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Beach
Lake
Scenic

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8 months ago

Do It In The Fall

One of my favorite Michigan hikes during the fall! The colors are brilliant and the view from the lookout it breathtaking.

8 months ago

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