If you’re looking for a Sleeping Bear Dunes map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 28 free Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find tons of maps showing hiking and ski trails on mainland Michigan as well as the Manitou islands. You can also browse the best-selling Sleeping Bear Dunes maps and guidebooks on Amazon.
Sleeping Bear Dunes map from the official brochure
Here is the main Sleeping Bear Dunes map which shows the points of interest on the mainland as well as the Manitou Islands. Click the image to view a full size JPG (700 kb) or download the PDF (6.5 mb).
Mainland Sleeping Bear Dunes maps
Here’s a Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail map (400 kb), showing the length of the trail from Good Harbor Trailhead in the north to Manning Road Trailhead to the south, labeling the distance between points of interest.
The Valley View Backcountry Campground map (150 kb) shows the five campsites, two fire rings, and restrooms in this primitive campground in the northeastern part of the park. Bring all your own water!
Sleeping Bear Dunes lodging map
For staying overnight near the park, you have a few options; to the right you can open a Hotels.com interactive lodging map showing your nearest choices. (For more selection, you can zoom out and scroll east to Traverse City.) You might also want to browse Expedia’s top-rated Sleeping Bear Dunes lodging (or Hotels.com’s) where you can compare reviews and prices of places nearby (there’s no lodging in the park).
Sleeping Bear Dunes hiking and ski maps
Following are a variety of hiking and ski trail maps located on mainland Michigan in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. They are arranged roughly northeast to southwest.
The Good Harbor Bay hiking and skiing map (300 kb) is in the northeastern part of the park and shows the 2.8-mile loop leaving from Lake Michigan Road near the picnic area. It’s rated as an easy ski trail.
The Pyramid Point trail map (70 kb) covers the northernmost point on the Michigan mainland in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can make a nice loop hike here, though there is no maintained ski trail.
Here’s an Alligator Hill map (600 kb), showing the ski trails labeled with a variety of difficulty levels along with a suggested direction to travel. You’ll find easy, intermediate, and advanced ski trails here.
This is a Dunes Trail map (450 kb), focusing on the main Sleeping Bear Dunes trails on Sleeping Bear Point (including the Dune Climb). This is a very popular part of the park and a great place to experience dunes.
The Windy Moraine ski and hiking trail map (200 kb) shows the Advanced Loop – a relatively difficult ski trail that involves some steep downhill and sharp curves. It’s best to stay away if you’re a beginner.
The Shauger Hill hiking trail map (200 kb) covers the 2.4-mile loop that departs from the parking area and kiosk off Stocking Scenic Drive. It’s recommended to take this route in a clockwise direction.
South Manitou Island maps
Here’s a South Manitou Island topographic map from the USGS, showing the topography and lay of the land in great detail. Click the image to view a full size JPG (950 kb) or download the PDF (14.2 mb).
North Manitou Island maps
The North Manitou Island trail map (300 kb) shows the campgrounds, trails, and points of interest across the island radiating out from the village dock. Trail labels include distances between junctions.
Here’s a North Manitou Island topographic map, showing topo lines and the extensive network of trails across the island. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.5 mb) or download the PDF (14.6 mb).
Various Sleeping Bear Dunes maps
The Sleeping Bear Dunes features map (300 kb) identifies both natural landforms (forests, dunes, lakes) as well as human structures like lighthouses. This and the following maps include the Manitou Islands too.
This Sleeping Bear Dunes simple geologic map (200 kb) shows the basic rocks, soils, and glacial features that make up the park lands and surrounding region. Besides sand, you’ll mostly find silt and clay.
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