A Hike to Pyramid Point: Sleeping Bear Dunes

Located in Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pyramid Point is a moderate hike with a stunning view of Lake Michigan.

The trailhead is located off of Basch Road, about 10 minutes north of Glen Arbor. There were maps available at this location that show the 2.7 mile loop as well as a the .6 mile spur that takes hikers up to the bluff. We arrived mid to late morning and the parking lot was already full.

About .4 miles after leaving the trailhead, the trail splits. Continue straight for .2 miles to reach Pyramid Point and the first fantastic view of Lake Michigan.

The view is well worth the uphill climb.

To continue along the loop, return to where the trail splits and follow the signs for the “meadow”, about .6 miles. Along the way, there will be more opportunities to climb up the dunes and get another view of Lake Michigan. This portion of the trail was much quieter and had fewer people.

The last .4 miles of the loop follows Basch Road back to the trailhead. Be careful of any traffic that may be coming and going.

Pyramid point doesn’t have a lot of offer when compared to some other hikes in the area, but it is a peaceful loop that offers some terrain challenges. And there are plenty of dunes to explore along the way.

For more details and a map, visit Pyramid Point Trail.

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