Alligator Hill Hiking & Ski Trail is a hiking trail in Leelanau County, Michigan. It is within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It is 8.0 miles long and begins at 680 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,840 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Islands Lookout viewpoint can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Big Glen Lookout viewpoint.
Alligator Hill Hiking & Ski Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hiking and cross-country skiing trails in the inland portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. An off-shore trail system offering a unique look at the "rest of the story' of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, including glacial terrain, upland and wetland habitats, wildlife, and, in season, carpets of wildflowers. The Alligator Hill system is one of the few trail systems in the park that does not provide a panoramic view of the lakeshore. But these inland trails are just as important in understanding the complete picture of the Sleeping Bear region, offering a look into the nature of the region that was also carved by retreating glaciers and years of wear from lakeshore breezes and Michigan winters. The trails weave through a mixture a field and forest habitats that attract large numbers of birds and other wildlife. In springtime, the trails are bordered by a rich mixture of wildflowers."
--Mike Modrzynski, Hiking Michigan (Falcon Guides).
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