1.5 Miles
Time to Hike:
~45 minutes
Surface Type:
Rosy Mound Natural Area
Grand Haven, Michigan
43.020918, -86.222479
January 15, 2020
February 04, 2020

The Rosy Mound Natural Area Trail at the Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven, Michigan is a moderate 1.5-mile out-and-back trail that features beautiful vistas of Lake Michigan.

This trail begins at the parking lot and follows the main trail west, along the main trail that leads further into the natural area. Hikers will pass a forest overlook vista point, a slightly-obstructed vista of Lake Michigan, and finally the last vista point of Lake Michigan along the shores at the end of the trail.

Hikers can choose to head back to parking for a 1.5-mile out-and-back hike or continue north along another trail at the park (not shown in this GPS track).

The difficulty for this hike is easy to moderate, but there is a series of staircases along two hillsides to reach the shores of Lake Michigan. These stairs can be steep for some hikers based on skill level or disabilities, hence the moderate rating.

Hikers must pay a fee between Memorial Day and Labor Day. More information can be found at https://miottawa.org/Parks/rosymound.htm.

Parking is located at the coordinates provided and the lot is large enough to accommodate a few dozen vehicles.

Dogs are not allowed at Rosy Mound Natural Area. Only leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted.

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1.5 miles
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