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North Country Trail/ Manistee River Trail Loop

Upper River Road
Wellston, MI 49619
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PLEASE NOTE:   Red Bridge Crossing on the south side of this Loop, is under construction in 2018 and will be impassable thru most of the summer.

From the location on the google map, this is where the North Country Trail takes you west of the Manistee River, and the Manistee River Trail takes you along the east side of the river.  This is a hiking only trail.

MANISTEE RIVER TRAIL – The Manistee River Trail is a 10 mile trail that goes the length of the Manistee River from Hodenpyl to Tippy Dam. A 20-mile loop can be formed with the North Country National Scenic Trail. There are two trailheads for the Manistee River Trail, Seaton Creek Campground and Red Bridge, both offer camping. A map is available   on the Huron-Manistee National Forests website.

THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL –  has  a  128-mile  section  running through  the  Manistee  National  Forests  marked  with  blue  rectangle-shaped blazes. The  sections  of  trail  can  be  done  as  day  hikes  going  from  trailhead to trailhead, or larger portions can be done as overnight backpacking trips. Sections of the trail are open to mountain bikes, so be sure to know before you go! A map is available on the Huron-Manistee National Forests website.

Rustic Camping is available along the trail at designated areas, please contact the USFS for a camping permit.

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