Short Hikes

The North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail runs from Vermont to North Dakota and is approximately 4800 miles long, traversing the Upper Peninsula en-route. Most of the 20 mile Munising/AuTrain portion of the NCT is within the Hiawatha National Forest, winding through a variety of forested ecosystems with interspersed lakes. The Hiawatha`s Munising North Country Trail …

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Grand Sable Dunes Trail – 1.0-mile round trip

Starts at the west end of the Sable Falls parking area. The trail passes an old apple orchard and crosses a bridge over Sable Creek. It then winds uphill through jack pines into an open dune environment. No pets allowed.

Log Slide Overlook Trail – 0.4-mile round trip

The trail leads through mature hardwoods to an old log landing at the former site of the Log Slide. Interpretive exhibits relate the logging and dune building history of the area. Beautiful views of Lake Superior, the Grand Sable Dunes, and Au Sable Lighthouse in the distance. No pets allowed.

Twelvemile Beach

Access via stairs at Twelvemile Beach Campground day-use parking area. Pets allowed on a leash.

White Pine Trail – 0.7-mile loop

Begins at the Little Beaver Lake Campground. The trail includes a stand of 250–300-year-old white pines. On a warm summer day, enjoy the cool, moist microclimate of this area. Watch your step! This trail has some steep erosion in one place. No pets allowed on the trail.

Miners Castle to Miners Beach – 1 mile one-way

Take the North Country Trail from Miners Castle downhill to Miners Beach, crossing the Miners River along the way. Enjoy the beach and then hike back up – or have a friend pick you up in the Miners Beach parking lot. No pets are allowed on the trail.

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