We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great trail in this park.

My wife and I did this trail and it has some spectacular views. The trail itself is not very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Great views

Easy trail that delivers great views but lots of people. Definitely worth checking out b/c you can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon H
via mobile
Read all 230 reviews
All photos (168)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“easy hike”(21 reviews)
“short hike”(16 reviews)
Extending two miles in length, this picturesque point-to-point hiking trail is rated moderate in skill level.
Empire, MI
+1 231-326-4700
Reviews (230)
Filter reviews
229 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewseasy hikeshort hikesleeping bear dunesmiles round tripgreat hikeempire bluffbeautiful viewmaple forestviewing areaparking lotenjoy the viewbring your cameraoverlooking lake michiganparking areasunny dayworth the efforttake your time
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 229 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I did this trail and it has some spectacular views. The trail itself is not very difficult and it provided for a very relaxing time.

Thank StocksMan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ok so no strollers. It is an easy to moderate hike and fairly short but has steps. Very busy even on a weekday and the trail on either side has poison ivy. The views are killer and bring a lunch to enjoy looking over Lake...More

Thank lovessunandbeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Easy trail that delivers great views but lots of people. Definitely worth checking out b/c you can see Lake MI, as well as, South Bar Lake.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome trail with great views! Only 3 miles total and not too difficult. There are some steep hills but they provide wooden steps. Great trail for a quick hike!

Thank Meagan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike itself is pretty, with a couple of steep uphill climbs (but the path is well made to make this easy). The boardwalk at the end has a beautiful view of lake Michigan.

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when you are in Traverse city or nearby. The hike is free, the view is gorgeous, parking is easy. If you don't have much time a little more than an hour is enough or you can explore several hours.

Thank tripannarbor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little hike for families! It’s 1.5 miles round trip. Its got a few ups and downs and a lot of obstacles (poles laid in path to prevent erosion). Do not bring a stroller! But my 4 year old did it with no problem. There’s...More

Thank Dinahsays
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time or hoof it. Either way the journey will delight all the way to spectacular view overlooking Lake Michigan. A friend who lives there took us for the hike and it was a highlight of the trip.

1  Thank Jon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reward at the end of the trail is well worth it! The view along the Lake Michigan bluff is like no other that I have experienced along this magnificent coastline! The trail is an out and back trail that is about 1 1/2 miles...More

2  Thank Ldruks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome short hike. This 1.5 mike round trip hike took about an hour with nice long time to enjoy the views at the end. Fairly easily hike with occasional up and down hills. Numerous families were able to complete the hike without issue. The views...More

Thank Matt R
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bud W
12 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Suzi P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Nearly everyone had a dog it’s them on leash.
20 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Gran52 |
It is a one and a half mile round trip according to the trail brochure. From the parking lot it starts the climb right away. I am a 66 yr old couch potato and was able to make it by stopping to catch my breath on the uphill... More
Mandi B
29 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from empress5 | Reviewed this property |
I would strongly recommend checking with your wife's doctors before venturing out. Depending on the amount of sand that covers the trails, it could be a challenging. I would definitely recommend using hiking poles for... More