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Pyramid Point Trail

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Address: Empire, MI

Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three...

Loop trail rated moderate in skill level takes hikers through three different environments : meadow, beach-maple forest and high bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan.

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Great hike with kids

Although getting to this trail is definitely off the beaten path, my family truly enjoyed the beautiful hilly hike through the forest, and the views are incredible!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Although getting to this trail is definitely off the beaten path, my family truly enjoyed the beautiful hilly hike through the forest, and the views are incredible!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We were able to park in the lot and take the hike right to the water. Path is well-maintained. View was spectacular! We took the entire loop and will be back on a clear summer day!

Thank LeannePas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great trail! Steep climbs. Great hike. The view is awesome when you reach the top. No place to really sit and enjoy the view, though...Will do this one again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

You walk a up hill trail (not bad, just take your time) through a beautiful forest, and when you get to the top you're in for a treat. It's a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and well worth the walk up to the top. If you're up for a challenge walk down to the bottom!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Go to visitor's center and pay admission. Receipt must be displayed on driver's dashboard. Mostly uphill climb amongst beautiful white birch trees. The trail ends abruptly high above Lake Michigan...would not recommend taking small children. The view is beautiful but I prefer the views from Empire Bluff Trail. The white birches were my favorite part of this trail.

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Toledo, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a nice vigorous (not challenging, but will take some stamina and effort up and down) hike with a great payout at the top. You can walk back down or veer off two trails which extend the hike to nearly 4 miles. There are some steep spots, so be prepared to work up a sweat. Enjoy the views. This... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is not a difficult trail, but it leads to a most beautiful overlook of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands. The walk is through the woods and then continues through a meadow.

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our local friends from Traverse City told us to go here. Are we ever happy that we did. I have been visiting this area my whole life. We frequently visit Pierce Stocking Drive (south of here) and it is often SO crowded. This is a more natural site. You have to hike up a trail to get there, not too... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This park gives you sweeping views of the lake on three sides. You can just see so much of the area from up here. The trails through the woods are great and the trees provide nice shelter from the sun. I'm glad my friends brought me here.

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It was a nice little hike to this lookout and well worth it. The view was spectacular and highly recommended. Be careful if you have little ones, it is quite a drop down to the lake.

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