Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve Trails Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This 73-acre park is named for a scenic gorge accessible by a bridge and stairs, but the Lake Michigan bluff views and beach access are worthy reasons to visit as well. And if that isn’t enough, the hike ends on a boardwalk along the edge of a US Fish and Wildlife Service wetlands. The park is very popular for walking dogs as well as some great bird watching.
For such a small park, this one packs a lot of beauty. The scenic overlooks of Lake Michigan are just for starters. Add beach access, wildflowers, nice forest walks, a gorge carved into the rock, a small stream, and a boardwalk along a notable wetlands. Start down the trail from the parking lot and at the first juncture, take the short spur trail to the right. The first thing you come to is the wide view of the mighty Lake Michigan. Enjoy the view, then retrace the few steps back to the main trail and head north with the lake on your right."