Empire Bluff Trail

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  • 44.799212, -86.058091
  • 44.796432, -86.074481

Distance Round trip is 1.5 miles
Terrain Hilly
Vegetation Beech-maple forest, fields, and dune plants
Comments The trail leads to a high bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. A self-guided brochure is available at the trailhead. For your safety and to protect the environment: please do not descend the bluff. The trail ends at post #6 in winter because of hazardous ice and snow conditions on the boardwalk and bluffs.

The view of the Lake Michigan shoreline and South Bar Lake from the Empire Bluff Overlook is spectacular. On a clear day, you will also see South Manitou Island. On this 1.5 mile round trip hike you will also find 6 numbered posts which correspond to an interpretive description of the area along the trail. Be sure to pick up a trail map brochure at the trailhead and take it along with you on your hike.

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