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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has almost 100 miles of designated hiking trails (details here).
A new trail recently opened in the park:
Trail Description: The trail is 3.0 miles long; the first 1,000 feet of trail is universally accessible with compacted crushed stone surface. The rest of the trail is compacted earth.
The Kettles Trail has some significant slopes through kettle moraine terrain with steep hills, valleys, and ponds or bogs.
...The overall typical trail grade is 10%; the maximum grade is 21%.
I hiked it just as the leaves were beginning to fall.
Here are some highlights:
Location and more info HERE.