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Empire Bluff Trail

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Address: Empire, MI
Phone Number: 2313264700
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Extending two miles in length, this picturesque point-to-point hiking trail...

Extending two miles in length, this picturesque point-to-point hiking trail is rated moderate in skill level.

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A great hike

This is a beautiful hike or walk thru the rolling hills above Empire, ending with drop dead gorgeous views. It is especially pretty when the spring wildflowers are out. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Empire, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful hike or walk thru the rolling hills above Empire, ending with drop dead gorgeous views. It is especially pretty when the spring wildflowers are out. There are some steps and a little steep inclines, but there are places to stop and rest. I am 66 years old and this is still a favorite of mine!

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SW MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trail is wonderful. It's a nice walk in the woods with a couple of uphill climbs that are not too difficult. Once you get out to the boardwalk you get spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are some nice benches to sit on so you can sit and enjoy the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite hikes in Michigan. The hike is tot difficult, and the views are spectacular!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy short hike to one of the best views of Lake Michigan. The path is very easy with a few steps. Most of the hike is through shaded woods area. It takes about an hour to complete trail. It is part of Sleeping Bear Lakeshore National park so there is a $15 week parking pass required.

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Saginaw, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for the best views of the shore of Lake Michigan you owe it to yourself to make the easy hike through the forest. Easy trail, my five year old make the trip no problem.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the Empire area, you must try this trail. Easy hiking and the views were spectacular. We will definitely be back.

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a moderate hike with many uphills--although most of it is shaded which helps. The view at the top is well worth the work. It is stunning. The boardwalk provides an amazing backdrop for pictures. Plus it is less congested than the Scenic Drive overlook. This and Pyramid Point were my favorite views.

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 1.5 mile round trip hike by the town of Empire. This trail takes you up a wooded hill for fabulous views of Lake Michigan & the town. South Bar Lake & the sand dunes of Sleeping Bear are visible & make for great photo ops. This is another very popular trail & I would recommend getting here... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the lookout is nothing short of spectacular. Hard to believe you're in Michigan! Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, your camera, and, pro tip, maybe find a bathroom before getting there (there's just a dry toilet in the parking area). The hike is quite easy, even if there are quite a bit of steps to climb. Not wheelchair... More 

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fort myers florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop here after visiting the visitors center. Nice panoramic view of sleeping bear dunes The water is very turquoise blue like Caribbean but can't see much of the dunes from here . Still in easy hike through forest and relaxing place to look out over Lake Michigan . Better view would be overlook number nine off of Pierce stocking scenic... More 

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