Hike Pyramid Point Trail

2.8 miles 570 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Alex Harrison

Pyramid Point is a near 180 degree lookout point of Sleeping Bear Dunes and North and South Manitou Islands with incredible views of Lake Michigan and the dunes. 

Beginning at the trailhead, the 2.8 mile round trip takes you on a gravel/sand trail up 570 feet. The trail slowly winds uphill until you hit an opening at the top that looks out at the Sleeping Bear Dunes and down on Lake Michigan. 

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

🥇Top Contributor

about 2 months ago

worth the crowds

These views were incredible! Steep but it pays off!

Tourists

Lots of tourists... 😬 great view though!

🥇Top Contributor

about 3 years ago

Awesome Views of Lake Michigan

Its got some elevation gain to it so you might be breathing a bit heavy at the top, but the views out over Lake Michigan are worth it. Do yourself a favor and hike it, you won't regret it.

Do This Hike!

Lookout points were amazing!! My favorite hike in the sleeping bear area

Stay Nearby

Empire, Michigan

D.H. Day Campground

Overview D.H. Day Campground is located in the northern district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the lower peninsula of Michigan.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A MAP OF D.H. DAY CAMPGROUND: h...

Glen Arbor, Michigan

D.H. Day Group

Overview D.H. Day Group Campground is a tent-only facility located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, about one mile north of the Dune Climb, where visitors can walk over miles...

Leland, Michigan

South Manitou Group

Overview South Manitou Group Campground is a tent-only backcountry facility on South Manitou Island in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. Campers must take a 1.5-hour ferry or...

Honor, Michigan

Platte River Campground

Overview Platte River Campground is located in the southern district of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, on the lower peninsula of Michigan. This year-round facility is one of the most popu...

Nearby Adventures

  • Winter Hike Pyramid Point Trail

    The trail beings at the parking lot, it takes about 20 minutes to get to the famous overlook, about a 570 foot elevation gain. As you start the trail, after about .4 miles you will find a juncture off to your right, stay straight and it will lead ...

    2.8 miles 570 ft gain

  • Hike the Ghost Forest Trail and the Dunes of Glen Haven

    Park your car at the Sleeping Bear Point Trailhead in Glen Haven, Michigan, once parked find your way to the sign for point of reference with the map. You'll find that the Ghost Forest Trail is a 2.8 mile loop. You can start the loop at the trailh...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Sleeping Bear Point Trail

    The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with amazing views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike f...

    2.8 miles

  • Hike to Big Glen Lookout

    Start at the Alligator Hill trail head and make your way up the hill for roughly .1 of a mile until you hit a marker. Turn left at the sign and keep on the trail for another 1.3 miles. You will hit a scenic lookout called Islands Lookout which you...

    4.4 miles