Saugatuck Dunes Figure-Eight
ElevationAscent: 588' 179 m
Descent: -588' -179 m
High: 765' 233 m
Low: 586' 178 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A full tour of the trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Natural Area with connections along the lakeshore.”— Zander Göpfert
Pick up a trail map at the Contact Station or check out the Trail Run Project mobile app for on-trail navigation.
For this run, continue back into the woods, ascending toward Township Park, keeping an eye out for a connector to the right (southeast). Take the connector and turn right again on the Connector toward Trail marker 9 and Livingston Trail (Red). Bear right again (south) to take the Livingston Trail (Red) out toward the lakeshore along some short and somewhat steep hills.
Emerge from the woods to the lakeshore once again, this time at Trail marker D. Enjoy a flat stroll along the lake to the south for the final winding, two-mile return on the northern section of the South Trail (Blue) loop around Pelican Peak. This trail is in the Saugatuck Natural Area and adds a good amount of elevation to the run, though it's a great way to see fewer people.
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Land Manager: MI DNR - Saugatuck Dunes State Park