Cottonwood Trail - Sleeping Bear Dunes NL, Leelanau County (8-28-10) - dwhike
Cottonwood Trail

The Cottonwood Trail is a 1.5 mile path off Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in the Sleeping Bear Dunes. I had driven his route a couple times but never stopped here for some reason. What a place I missed out on! The trail winds through some truly unique dune landscapes as well as offering beautiful views over various parts of the lakeshore. Along with my trail pics I've also included some pics along the scenic drive loop. Enjoy!


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  44.873258, -86.052197


Hike Length: 1.5 miles                     Hike Duration: 1:00

Trailhead Temp: 80'F

Min. Elevation: 960'                          Max. Elevation: 1,150'

Total Vertical Gain: 350'                  Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 233'