Pyramid Point-Sleeping Bear Dunes

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    This trail leads to a high, panoramic view of Lake Michigan half a mile from the trailhead.  One of the best views of the waters of the Manitou Passage and the Manitou Islands which lie five miles offshore.  For a quick jaunt, head back the way you came.  For a longer hike with some extended uphill heart-pumpers, turn east from the dune overlook for a winding walk through some meadows and hardwood forests.  Trailhead: Take M-22 to Port Oneida Road (6K [3.7 mi.] north of Glen Arbor).  Follow Port Oneida Road until it ends at Basch Road.  Follow Basch Road east to trailhead.  The National Lakeshore charges a visitor fee of $20 per vehicle for a seven day pass or $40 for an annual pass.  Mountain bikes are not allowed on any of the National Park trails.  Pets must be kept on a 6-foot maximum leash.

    Stop by the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center for a printed map or download a map from Michigan Trails Maps for a small fee.