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Empire Bluff Trail

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Address: Empire, MI
Phone Number: 2313264700
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Description: Extending two miles in length, this picturesque point-to-point hiking...
Extending two miles in length, this picturesque point-to-point hiking trail is rated moderate in skill level.
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short 1.5 mile walk, moderately challenging. I had no idea what to excpect here, as I figured a sand dune was a big mound of sand. These are hills, up to 1000 feet, of sand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

short 1.5 mile walk, moderately challenging. I had no idea what to excpect here, as I figured a sand dune was a big mound of sand. These are hills, up to 1000 feet, of sand, although with enough plant life to maintain the integrity of the dune. This is a fairly easy climb just south of the town of empire,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's worth a quick trip up to Empire Bluff every year just for the view. It's one of the very best overlooks of Lake Michigan and Empire in the area. If you're a hiker, this will only take you about 30 minutes round-trip, including time at the top to admire the view. (Or 60 minutes by snowshoe in the winter)... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you love scenic views...this is a must see! After parking your car, you walk a trail that is moderate terrain for about a mile and a half. It is well worth the effort to experience one of the most beautiful views in the state of Michigan. You might want to take long a water bottle or something to drink.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Some parts are challenging, but mostly shaded. Bring water. Stops along the way to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. An outdoorsmans must do

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We loved this trail...long enough to be a challenge, but the right length for our son to be able to hike to the end and back without difficulty. Such a treat to hike through a beautiful forest and end atop the dunes with an absolutely spectacular view of the lake, coastline, islands, and dunes. Pristine, gorgeous, well maintained, wide foot... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a very nice trail through the woods that comes out onto a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes to the North. The trail through the woods was up and down, but nothing difficult unless you have difficulty walking. Total length there and back is about 1.5 miles. The trail is only about 1-2 miles away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Reasonably short hike, but hilly. We are fairly out of shape and handled it pretty easily. Awesome views at the end.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place to hike! Both sun and shaded areas lead to the top of a dune overlooking lake Michigan. Not handicapped accessible though. We visit every time we're "up north".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

short, easy hike for the rewarding views at the end! It's a family-friendly hike, good parking area, dogs allowed. The panoramic views are breathtaking!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great views, easy hike, absolutely breathtaking and worth every minute. A must for every age!! Dog friendly!

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Address: Empire, MI
Phone Number: 2313264700
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Empire

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