Platte Plains Trails

Empire, Michigan 49630

Platte Plains Trails

Platte Plains Trails Professional Review and Guide

"A 13-mile trail system divided into three shorter loops, 3.6, 4.5 and 6 miles. Dune scenery highlights these relatively easy lakeshore hikes through rolling terrain. The Platte River Campground is a popular stop for summer users of the Sleeping Bear Dunes area, but few venture out on the trails, leaving hikers a bit of solitude and the beauty of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

This trail system also has a remote wilderness campground, with no water, sources of food, or heavy foot–traffic to spoil your adventure. The loops of the trail system allow for plenty of time to explore the varied environments found along these trails. Lakes, streams, and the full range of dry habitats make a visit to the Platte Plains Trail a constantly changing adventure."

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Trail Information

Empire
Nearby City
13
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Midsummer to early fall.
Season
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Local Contacts
National Park Service Platte Plains Trail map; USGS Beulah quad.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018