ElevationAscent: 190' 58 m
Descent: -114' -35 m
High: 785' 239 m
Low: 647' 197 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)
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“A nice cross-island connector trail through dense forest.”— Rafi Wilkinson
The main trails are clearly marked and the footing is stable. The secondary and "historic" trails are not being maintained and are becoming hard to follow and are clogged with downed trees. I wish the NPS would maintain these trails as most people that come to the island want solitude and these trails would better distribute backpackers.
Lake Manitou, a lake within the island, offers great fishing but be aware that you'll get a really bad case of Swimmers Itch if you wade into the lake. Please Google "swimmers itch" if you are not aware of this medical condition caused by parasites in the water (please note that you'll not get Swimmers Itch in Lake Michigan).
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Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: NPS Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore