South Trail, Saugatuck Dunes


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Length:  6 mi. (about 3-4 hr. loop)

Surface: dirt and sand, some roots

Terrain: Steep Sections (580 ft. of gain /
average grade of 4%, and 19% max.)

Markers: some

Dogs allowed? leashed

Trailhead: 6597 138th, Laketown Twp.
(Shore Acres Park / Felt Mansion)

Maps: printable / Hiking Project

Description: Start at the southwest corner of the Shore Acres Park lot and follow the signs to the South Trail. The signs are ambiguous, so you’ll want a map the first time. The trail goes through two miles of woods and ends at the beach.

Trail Management: Michigan Department of Natural Resources