Empire Bluff

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Empire Bluff Trail


Eager to get out and at least pretend to have spring on Spring Break I headed out to Sleeping Bear Dunes with my family. The kids had been absolutely itching to go hiking so the 1.5 mile round trip out to Empire Bluff seemed like a good first hike of the year. Relatively balmy temps in the mid-40's made it comfortable and the blue skies made for some fantastic scenery. Here's hoping spring is on its way...


Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  44.799153, -86.058490

Route Type: Out-and-back      Difficulty: EASY (Petzoldt Rating: 1.76 )      Mileage Hiked: 1.5 miles      Trailhead Temp: 47'F      Min. Elevation: 875'                         Max Elevation: 1,015'      Total Elevation Gain: 130'

Trails Used (blaze color): Empire Bluff Trail (unblazed)


4-3-2008