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The Best Hiking in Mesick

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Top hiking spots in and near Mesick

  • Mesick, Michigan

    Backpack the Manistee River Trail Loop

    23 mi
    Day 1: Arrive at Seaton Creek Campground and pay for parking for the number of nights you plan on hiking the loop. For this particular trip, I hiked the loop in 2.5 days and 2 nights. Hike 1.4 miles from Seaton Creak Campground to a suspension footbridge on the banks of the Manistee River. At thi...
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  • Mesick, Michigan

    Backpack the Manistee River Trail

    4.0
    17.6 mi
    Starting at the Red Bridge River Access Area just off North Coates Hwy (about 8 miles east of Brethren, Michigan) there is a small parking lot opposite of the trailhead where you can leave your car. The trail is part of the North Country Trail (NCT) so it is well marked with signs leading the way...
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  • Mesick, Michigan

    Hike the North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

    5.0
    19.8 mi / 2739 ft gain
    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 eleva...
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  • Kingsley, Michigan

    Hike the Rollways on the North Country Trail

    4.0
    3 mi
    Park at the High Rollway Observation Deck in Kingsley. There's actually two parking lots that you will come to on a dirt road. I suggest parking at the eastern most lot (drive straight instead of making a final right turn). There are two primary wooden platform lookouts near the parking lots. Be ...
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  • Harrietta, Michigan

    Manistee River Trail South

    4.63 mi / 663 ft gain
    Manistee River Trail South is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Harrietta, Michigan.
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  • Harrietta, Michigan

    North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

    19.55 mi / 2621 ft gain
    North Country Trail: Manistee River Section is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Harrietta, Michigan.
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  • Thompsonville, Michigan

    Michigan Legacy Art Park

    1.83 mi / 269 ft gain
    Michigan Legacy Art Park is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Thompsonville, Michigan.
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  • Cadillac, Michigan

    Cadillac Heritage Nature Trail

    2.73 mi / 207 ft gain
    Cadillac Heritage Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cadillac, Michigan.
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  • Benzonia, Michigan

    Betsie River Pathway

    2.02 mi / 141 ft gain
    Betsie River Pathway is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Benzonia, Michigan.
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Lone Pine and Keystone Rapids Trail

    1.74 mi / 98 ft gain
    Lone Pine and Keystone Rapids Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Traverse City, Michigan.
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    South Long Lake Trail

    1.7 mi / 62 ft gain
    South Long Lake Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Traverse City, Michigan.
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  • Lake Ann, Michigan

    Lake Ann Loop Trail

    3.28 mi / 299 ft gain
    Lake Ann Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lake Ann, Michigan.
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  • Irons, Michigan

    Pine Valleys Pathway Middle Loop

    4.24 mi / 266 ft gain
    Pine Valleys Pathway Middle Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Luther, Michigan.
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Fern Lake Loop

    2.11 mi / 184 ft gain
    Fern Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Traverse City, Michigan.
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Meadow Loop and Copper Ridge Trail

    2.43 mi / 397 ft gain
    Meadow Loop and Copper Ridge Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Traverse City, Michigan.
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  • Arcadia, Michigan

    St Pierre Camp Arcadia Trail Loop

    3.65 mi / 276 ft gain
    St Pierre Camp Arcadia Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Arcadia, Michigan.
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