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Hiking Club

Clay Cliffs Natural Area

Summer 2023 Leelanau County Hikes

Here is the schedule for summer hiking! Hope you can join us as we experience our beautiful corner of God`s Creation here in Leelanau County.

Meet at 9:30AM at the trailhead. Bring a water bottle, sun protection, and snack (if you wish).

All are welcome! Please join us for one or more of the hikes listed below.

June 3 Clay Cliffs Natural Area

1.5-mile trail system, with a mixture of flats and hilly terrain.

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June 24 Pyramid Point and Meadows

A 2.7 mile hike, with a lookout point .6 miles from the trailhead.

*Note: Sleeping Bear Dunes Pass Required

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July 1 Leelanau State Park Trails (LSP)

Three Trails which vary in length from 1.2 to 3.1 miles

*Note: Michigan Recreation Passport Required

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July 22 Palmer Woods Reserve

1.7 mile "Price Vallery Trail" and a the 1.8 mile "Loop Trail"

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August 5 Whaleback Natural Area
  1 mile Trail with .75 hilltop loop. This trail has a strenuous climb,
but has benches for sitting along the route.

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August 26 Houdek Dunes Natural Area
  3.3 miles of trails with shorter loops.

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October 7 Cedar River Preserve (Ingraham Preserve)
9:30 am 1.3 miles of trails.

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