Round-trip: 1 km
Location: Grand Marais, MI
The Log Slide is located about 11 km west of Grand Marais, Michigan. This is a must-see stop on any trip to the Pictured Rocks.
The log slide itself was a chute that loggers used to move logs from the top of the dunes down to lake superior to be loaded onto boats for transport. The wooden chute is no longer there, but it was said that sometimes the logs travelling down the chute would catch fire due to the friction from the sand and wood, as well as the heat of the sun.
From Grand Marais, Michigan take county road H-58, for 11 km then turn onto Log Slide Road for about 1 km to the parking area.
From the parking area it is about 600m to the overlook. The trail is fully accessible and leads through mature hardwoods to an old log landing at the former site of the Log Slide. Interpretive displays provide information on the dune formations and logging history of the area.
From the overlook platform you can see the Au Sable Lighthouse to the West and the Grand Sable Dunes to the East.