Pyramid Point is a spectacular trail and viewing site located in the Port Oneida area. About 2.5 miles of trails will take birders through open fields, northern hardwood forests and to the crest of the dunes. The view from the top of Pyramid Point is great, but don’t expect to see birds on the water from this high steep bluff. Birds along the trail include Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Bank Swallows, a true reflection of the diversity of the ecosystems found on this trail. See the following video for a sampling of the beauty of the area.
The drive and directions to Pyramid Point are found below. For a more adventurous trip to and from the area, S. Basch Rd. continuing past the trailhead parking area is a gravel road that is an exceptional example of mature forested dunes. The canopy and steep ravines along this road harbor many deep woods species and the road will eventually take you back out to Basch Rd. and M-22. It is a worthwhile side-trip and it makes for an exciting loop through the Port Oneida area (closed in winter).
Directions: From the intersection of M-22 and Port Oneida Road, (3.5 miles west on M-22 from the M22/County Road 669 intersection) turn north on Port Oneida Road and travel about 2.1 miles to the Pyramid Point Hiking Trail parking area. Turn right on S. Basch Rd. when you get past Camp Leelanau/Kohanna, the trailhead is located just up the gravel road on the left. Trail maps are available at the trailhead.