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Pyramid Point Trail

Empire, MI
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Empire
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description:  This great lookout over Lake Michigan is actually further up M22 from Empire.  Take M22 through Glen Arbor, continue to Onedia Pt. road, and follow... more »
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My family of five took this trail on a clear, cool afternoon in July. It was terrific! The trail, although uphill, was not difficult, and the view was gorgeous. We spent time at the lookout point just taking in the scenery. There were some making the trek down the dune to the lake (although there's a warning not to). We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I were out hiking around Empire last weekend and decided to check out the Pyramid Point trail. I especially loved the trail because of the drive through Glen Arbor and Port Oneida rd. I enjoyed seeing all of the old farms along the way. The trail itself is secluded, and begins with a short walk through field... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

The view at the Point is beautiful. However, we took the meadow trail as well. What a wonderful surprise - the meadow is so diverse, but be prepared for a horrendous VERY STEEP and VERY LONG climb out. I am 74 yrs and my husband 77. We were tired but it was well worth it. We especially enjoyed the 3... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Just a short, yet steep hike to one of the most wonderful views of Lake Michigan! If you visit in the summer, be sure to bring something to keep the bugs away, and beware of poison ivy on the sides of the trail.

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Royal Oak, MI
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The first section of this trail is a snooze, but the last few yards are prettty rough for we over 60 folks! However, the view at the top is well worth the hike. I would caution those who are tempted to hike down to the beach - it's a loong way down - and even worse, a really tough climb... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Hikers are encouraged to walk the trail to Pyramid Point but are told not to walk down the bluff for two reasons: 1) it is bad for erosion on the bluff, and 2) some people have to be rescued. We abided by the wishes of the park and enjoyed the official trail. Be sure to pick up the brochure at... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Totally worth the short, but somewhat brutal hike. Definitely a must if you live in the area, or for visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

The first time we did this hike we didn't know what we were in for. The initial hike is beautiful and ends with an unbelievable view of Lake Michigan. Then you are tempted to hike down the sand dune to waters edge. When you begin, the slope seems steep and you don't realize exactly how steep it actually becomes until... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A little out of the way, but worth seeing. IF YOU LIKE TO HIKE UP 45+ degree sand dunes, go here. Don't get caught at the bottom because it could mean miles of extra walking if you can't come back up.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have been visiting Pyramid Point since my college days. Back then, it was kinda secret - always had the place to ourselves. Now it is marked on maps, has a parking lot, etc. So the secrets out! Spectacular and worth the hike! Don't bother with Meadow trail unless you want some great exercise!

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