Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes Climb

August 2, 2017

Sleeping Bear Dunes

National Lakeshore, Michigan 

The Dune Climb


"To see a world

in a grain of sand

and heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm

of your hand and eternity in an hour."

William Blake 



The Dune Climb is approximately 450 feet high.  From the top, you can hike the dunes all the way to Lake Michigan. The official website says to allow three to four hours for this hike.  There's a reason it takes so long, it's hard to hike in sand! Every time we got to the top of one dune, there was another one up ahead.   On and on it went until we reached Lake Michigan, which was anti-climatic.  The real view is the one Glen Lake from the top of the Dune Climb.  The Caribbean blues and greens of Glen Lake will leave you as speechless as the climb leaves you breathless.  

















Take water

Go early in the morning to avoid

the hot, midday sun. 


Dune Climb


Jeff's Beer Pick: Monkey Mouth IPA 6.5 ABV from Grand River Brewery 


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