Get the app. Get the map.®

Empire Bluff Trail - Sleeping Bear Dunes


Few trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore lead to a more spectacular view at the end as does this short path to the edge of Empire Bluff. The bluff rises more than 400 feet above the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan and puts you in a lofty perch to view a large chunk of the national lakeshore. Add six interpretive posts and an accompanying brochure that explains the natural and geological history of the area, and you have one of the best short hikes in the state. The round trip is only 1.5 miles but is rated moderate due to the amount of climbing involved. Still, Empire Bluff is an excellent choice for families and can be done by most people in under an hour. Pack along a lunch and enjoy it with view that would rival any tableside view at Michigan’s finest restaurants. This map, produced by, includes: --10-foot contour lines --Location of the trailhead and interpretive posts --Amenities icons for restroom, scenic views and benches --Mileage flags marking the 3-mile hike that includes the spur to the beautiful beach along Lake Michigan Along with photos, you can get a mile-by-mile description of the trail from at

Price: $ 1.99 USD


Primary Category: Recreation

Secondary Categorization: Parks

Published: 2017

Language: English

Size: 1.3 MB

See all maps by

Maps purchased here can only be viewed in the Avenza Maps app on iOS and Android.

Preview and Coverage:

Avenza Systems Inc. © 2020. All Rights Reserved.    Avenza Maps™ is a trademark of Avenza Systems Inc.    Legal    Privacy and Cookie Policy

Get the app. Get the map. ®