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Distance:
0.7 Miles / 1.1 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~21 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dunes Preserve
Town:
Grand Haven, Michigan
Directions:
43.061921, -86.245678
Added:
February 03, 2020
Updated:
February 04, 2020

The Dewey Hill to Meime Vandenberg Trail at the Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dunes Preserve in Grand Haven, Michigan is an easy 0.7-mile one-way trail that connects Dewey Hill to the Meime Vandenberg Trail.

Trail features a nice view point along a dune ridge with views of Lake Michigan to the west. The hill is just tall enough for a view over the trees. Additionally, if you're hiking this trail to or from the lookout point at Dewey Hill, there's a nice view of downtown Grand Haven, Michigan as well.

This recording heads down from Dewey Hill, but hikers heading up Dewey Hill will find this trail easier than others in the area due to the more gradual elevation change.

Important
Hikers must stay out of the dunes to keep them preserved.

About the KLH Dunes Preserve
The KLH Dune Preserve is a hidden gem of West Michigan's parks and green spaces. With 115 acres of protected dunes, forest, and wetlands, this stunning location represents the unique freshwater dune ecology that can only be found on the Third Coast--that is, the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.

The preserve was founded in 1971 by Constance and Gerald Lindquist, along with Harold Hartger, with an original donation of 60 acres to The Nature Conservancy. Today, it is owned and operated by the City of Ferrysburg and receives substantial support from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, local Boy Scouts, and other organizations.

Author's Note
This particular route and associated photos also demonstrate the ongoing ecological crisis unfolding in Michigan. Due to extraordinarily high water levels and erosion, much of the trail remains impassable this season (winter 2020). The photo album will show numerous wetland areas that are totally flooded.

Warning (Ticks)

Ticks can be found in the high dune grass in KLH. Hikers are encouraged to check themselves and their gear.

Amenities
-- Outdoor classroom
-- Bathrooms available during warm months

Parking
Hikers will find a small parking lot at the coordinates provided.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Explore 16 trails near Grand Haven, MI
  1. Parking

    43.061921, -86.245678
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.066765, -86.238631
  3. spooky tree

    43.067775, -86.242469
    spooky tree
  4. Point-of-Interest

    43.068186, -86.241183
    Point-of-Interest
  5. Dune ridge looking over Lake Michigan

    43.067594, -86.245425
    Dune ridge looking over Lake Michigan
  6. Junction

    43.067847, -86.244811
    Junction
  7. View of downtown Grand Haven

    43.066547, -86.238653
    View of downtown Grand Haven
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

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135 '

Total Change
44 '

Ascent
168 '

Descent

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

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0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Trail added
February 03, 2020
Hiked on
February 02, 2020
Updated on
February 04, 2020

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