Pyramid Point Loop

Glen Arbor, Michigan

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The Pyramid Point Loop blends all the various environments that make up the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with spectacular vistas as far as the eye can see. From the trailhead the hike meanders toward the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan along a deserted two-track road and over glacial moraines that have given root to a beech-and-maple forest.The trees act as barriers against winds off the lake.The hike for the first few hundred yards is through a fairly level meadow, but the trail begins to climb as you near the trees. Special attractions: Lookout Point, from which hikers can see the shipwreck of the Morazan, south Manitou Island and its lighthouse, North Manitou Island, the Manitou Shoals, South Fox Island, and Pyramid Point, as well as a great view of the surrounding country. This is a favorite launch site for hang glider pilots.
Hiking Michigan

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Hiking Michigan

by Mike Modrzynski (Falcon Guides)

The Pyramid Point Loop blends all the various environments that make up the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with spectacular vistas as far as the eye can see.

From the trailhead the hike meanders toward the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan along a deserted two-track road and over glacial moraines that have given root to a beech-and-maple forest.The trees act as barriers against winds off the lake.The hike for the first few hundred yards is through a fairly level meadow, but the trail begins to climb as you near the trees.

Special attractions: Lookout Point, from which hikers can see the shipwreck of the Morazan, south Manitou Island and its lighthouse, North Manitou Island, the Manitou Shoals, South Fox Island, and Pyramid Point, as well as a great view of the surrounding country. This is a favorite launch site for hang glider pilots.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Glen Arbor
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Spring through fall. Be aware of hunters from mid-September through November
Local Contacts: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Local Maps: Pyramid Point Trail Map; USGS Glen Arbor quad.
Driving Directions: Directions to Pyramid Point Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/15/2009
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A very nice trail. Pyramid Point was popular, but the rest of the trail was lightly used. The trail was well-maintained, and included the lookout, woods, and meadows.



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Apr 2018