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Pyramid Point Trail

Empire, MI
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Empire
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three different environments...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three different environments : meadow, beach-maple forest and high bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan.
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Traverse City, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I always try to bring out of town guests out here regardless of their physical abilities. There is a short (1/2 mile) well maintained trail from the parking lot that goes uphill through the trees to open up to beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands. This is a great spot to see the dunes and you don't... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After hearing the great reviews my mom, sister and I decided to stop for a hike. The hike is pretty steep and will take you a while if you're out of shape but it is doable. The view is decent. You get almost the same view from the Empire Bluff Trail and that was is easier to navigate. Driving in... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My partner and I visited in early October 2014. We had to hunt a bit to find the trailhead (the park service maps aren't the best) and were rushing a bit to arrive with time to get to the top before sunset. Nice, although a bit steep and heart-pounding, hike through a white birch forest -- maybe 20 minutes --... More 

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Griffith, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Since I have mobility issues, we meandered roads I don't think we were supposed to be on, but found breathtaking scenery and peaceful woodlands.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is a great place to see some dunes and not pay for any parking. Beautiful drive in the back country to find this gem.

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Baltimore, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This overlook and trail were a high point of our trip. It was incredible beautiful and peaceful place.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We took the 20 minute trail up to the dune lookout (which was wonderful) and then decided to take the longer trail down to meadow and then back up and around the woods. It was the perfect length and not that difficult. We aren't hikers or big athletes and we handled it just fine. Highly recommend.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a short hike that should be doable for most people. Even though you are essentially ascending a dune, the trail goes through the forest and there are steps in the path so it doesn't feel like as much of a climb as it is. The views are gorgeous! Please obey the signs and don't be the person who... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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402 reviews 402 reviews
115 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We hiked Pyramid Point but we didn't go down the dune to Lake Michigan. We've done this before at Pierce Stocking Drive so we know how difficult it is to climb back up. The view of the 2 Manitou Islands, the Manitou Passage and the 2 Fox Islands was beautiful. We had hoped to hear and see more birds as... More 

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Bellaire, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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