Visiting the Heritage Trail

Check out the new interactive map and learn about up-to-date information including trail conditions, parking, bathrooms, museums, and businesses along the trail! Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 5.06.06 PM

Use the table mileage below to gauge travel distances along the trail.

Trail Etiquette

  • Show consideration for other trail users
  • Stay on trail to be respectful of plants and wildlife
  • Stop at road crossings
  • Ride single file when other users are present
  • Ride slow and steady
  • Wear a helmet while skating or riding
  • Stay to right and alert others by saying “on your left” when passing
  • Do not block trail – please move to the side when stopped on trail
  • Keep pets on a leash
  • Dispose of all trash and animal waste in trash receptacles
  • Trail users need a park pass
  • Click here for information on the NPS E-Bike policy


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore does allow hunting. Learn more here.

Park Pass Information

The Lakeshore is a designated fee area; people who recreate in the park must obtain an entrance pass. Passes are good for entry into all areas of the Lakeshore, such as the Dune Climb, Scenic Drive, beaches, lakes, museums, and trails. The Lakeshore asks visitors to show their pass to Park Rangers at the entrance stations at the Dune Climb and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, or place it on their vehicle dashboard if in an NPS parking lot/trailhead or along a road in the Lakeshore. Those few visitors who park outside the Lakeshore boundary and recreate in the park on foot, boat, or bicycle should carry their pass with them. The NPS offers convenient locations for visitors to purchase a park pass. Click here for more details on fees.