Ride, Hike, and Ski the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is the only bicycle trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The trail is mostly paved but has a short section of packed gravel through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. The trail spans about 20 scenic miles between Empire and Bohemian Road (CR-669).

Trail Etiquette:

  • Ride at a safe speed – especially when others are on the trail. Especially important for e-Bikes.
  • Stay to the RIGHT, alert others when passing on their left.
  • DO NOT block the trail when stopped – move to the side.
  • Cyclists ride single file when other users are present.
  • Please wear a helmet for your safety.
  • Dispose of all trash and animal waste in trash receptacles.
  • Respect plants and wildlife – Stay on the Trail
  • Respect Private Property – Stay on the Trail



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?

Bike Rentals near the SBHT
Glen Arbor: The Cyclery
M-109 near Dune Climb: Duneswood Resort
Empire: Empire Outdoors, Surf and Kayak Shop
E-Bikes: sbdTours, email = sbdtoursmi@gmail.com, phone = 248-931-9440

Try the Bike-n-Ride by BATA – leave your car at home and ride the BATA to the trail.

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.

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail receives financial support for operations and maintenance from the Empire Chamber of Commerce and the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Click here to see the whole list of businesses providing their support.

Click the above logos to go to their websites

Here are a few pictures from the trail! Use the arrows to navigate. More pictures are available at our Flickr site.








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