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Pyramid Point Trail

Empire, MI
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Ranked #4 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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Bellaire, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great trail both for the beautiful view at the top, as well as varied woods and meadow terrains. Nice climbs up/down hills are challenging, but not difficult.

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did the short route, since we had a lot of ground to cover that day. But we ended up spending a lot of time at the top because it was so beautiful. Not difficult and highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Short easy hike. Well worth the amazing view once you get up there. If you were on a budget, and didn't want to pay the $10 for the Sleeping Bear scenic drive, do this trail, and the sunset at Empire Bluff Trail, and there is two breaktaking free views! Follow the signs advice...if you aren't in excellent shape, and work... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice hike thought the woods, gradual uphill slopes that are medium difficulty. Beautiful View at the end with a steep dune down to the water if you are feeling adventurous.

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Livonia, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been vacationing in northern Michigan for years and somehow overlooked this particular hike on our many trips to the area. I've always been a fan of Pierce Stocking Drive and all the beautiful views from the various overlooks. This is another one of those fantastic views. The day we were there it was somewhat hazy in the distance so... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took the trail straight to the Lake Michigan overlook. The trail to the overlook was about 0.7 miles but the pretty views were worth the effort. Even though the trail was busy, we were still able to find a secluded spot at the overlook and it felt as though we had the point to ourselves. There was a meadow... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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