This is the only bicycle trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In winter it is groomed for cross-country skiing (both classic and skating styles) and snowshoeing. It is mostly paved, but has a short section of packed gravel through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. The trail spans 17.5 scenic miles between Empire and Port Oneida Road, with the Dune Climb, historic Glen Haven and the town of Glen Arbor along its route.
In June, 2016 a new 3.6-mile section will open from Port Oneida Road to Bohemian Road (CR-669), about a mile from a beautiful public beach on Lake Michigan.
Trail Maps and Trip Planning
The Heritage Trail interactive map is a great source of information for planning your trip. It works on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Among its uses:
- Take a photo tour of the entire trail
- See which parts are easy and difficult
- Find restaurants, shops, museums, historical sites, beaches, restrooms, community services and more
If you want yo put your business or organization on the map contact us.
For more information about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, browse the following pages:
Detailed Description of the SBHT – What can I expect segment by segment?
Try the Bike-n-Ride by BATA – leave your car at home and ride the BATA to the trail.
SBHT Winter Page – The trail is groomed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing when there is sufficient snow. Snow conditions and ski map are on this page.
SBHT Ambassadors: What is a Trail Ambassador? How can I become one?
Who is using the SBHT? Annual trail use surveys and automated trail counters help us know who is using the trail.
How did the SBHT get built? Learn about the history of the trail.
Support the SBHT – We need your financial support to continue building trail segments and to maintain the trail.
Here are a few pictures from the trail! Click on the thumbnail pictures to enlarge them. More pictures are available at our Flickr site.