Hike the North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

Hike the North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

Manistee River Trail

Distance

19.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

2739 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
River
Wildflowers

This trail is perfect for backpacking, hiking, trail running, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing! The North Country Trail in the Manistee River section is 19.8 miles long, out and back. Depending on the distances you plan to cover, the trail ranges from beginner - advanced use. Given the elevation gain, make sure that all in your party are of able physical health.

Dogs are allowed on the trail, if kept on leash or within owner control. The North Country Trail winds through the United States for approximately 4,600 miles. The North Country Trail was established in 1981, and is well maintained for use year-round. 

Photos: Aaron Kamaphuis and Jim Arroast

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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As Advertised!

This section of the North Country Trail is just as advertised: well maintained, easily accessed, scenic, and with all the beautiful Creation one can expect to enjoy walking through the north woods of Michigan. There were even some great spots to camp along the trail.

Distance

19.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

2739 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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