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Pyramid Point Trail

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Address: Empire, MI

Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three...

Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three different environments : meadow, beach-maple forest and high bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan.

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Great view of Lake Michigan & two islands

A moderate hike uphill to a wonderful view. The trail-side is carpeted with trillium and many other flowers.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A moderate hike uphill to a wonderful view. The trail-side is carpeted with trillium and many other flowers.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you find this trail make sure you take water because it's uphill both ways and in soft sand. We enjoyed it and did the little side dune for extra punishment. You finish by walking up then down a long but not-as-steep hill of dirt/gravel and road. Lots of dogs with their people-- probably with little barrels of whisky around... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Short 1/2 mile walk to the point where amazing views of Lake Michigan await! It was a beautiful clear, warm, sunny day for us and the water and sky were perfect blue. Both islands (north and south manitou) were visible and we immediately started planning our next trip including a boat ride from Leland (just a little drive north) to... More 

Thank normsgroovygrove
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This trail takes you to the northernmost point of the park land. It's a bit of a drive from the more-frequently traveled trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Forest, but worth the time and effort--especially if you'd rather avoid crowds. We try to hit this trail at least once each year when we are at Sleeping Bear--usually before we... More 

Thank Shellydav .
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Although getting to this trail is definitely off the beaten path, my family truly enjoyed the beautiful hilly hike through the forest, and the views are incredible!

Thank jenstravels24
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were able to park in the lot and take the hike right to the water. Path is well-maintained. View was spectacular! We took the entire loop and will be back on a clear summer day!

Thank LeannePas
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great trail! Steep climbs. Great hike. The view is awesome when you reach the top. No place to really sit and enjoy the view, though...Will do this one again.

Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

You walk a up hill trail (not bad, just take your time) through a beautiful forest, and when you get to the top you're in for a treat. It's a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and well worth the walk up to the top. If you're up for a challenge walk down to the bottom!

Thank Thanks_Boss
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Go to visitor's center and pay admission. Receipt must be displayed on driver's dashboard. Mostly uphill climb amongst beautiful white birch trees. The trail ends abruptly high above Lake Michigan...would not recommend taking small children. The view is beautiful but I prefer the views from Empire Bluff Trail. The white birches were my favorite part of this trail.

Thank renee s
Toledo, OH
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a nice vigorous (not challenging, but will take some stamina and effort up and down) hike with a great payout at the top. You can walk back down or veer off two trails which extend the hike to nearly 4 miles. There are some steep spots, so be prepared to work up a sweat. Enjoy the views. This... More 

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