North Country Trail is a hiking trail in Manistee County, Michigan. It is within Manistee National Forest. It is 9.1 miles long and begins at 758 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,333 feet. The Red Bridge Lookout Tower (elevation 1,099 feet) tower can be seen along the trail. There is also a camp site along the trail.
North Country Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Who says there aren’t any mountains in Michigan? This ride has enough sustained climbs along a smooth, hill-hugging 15-mile singletrack trail to make riders forget that they are in a state with a high point of less than 2,000 feet. Cyclists are rewarded with views of the Manistee River, Hodenypyl Dam, and Udell Hills. The last half of the ride is on paved and dirt roads; but it can just as easily be an out-and-back ride, or you can leave a car at the Dilling Road Trailhead for a car shuttle. Tread: 15.4 miles of singletrack, 11.9 miles of dirt road, 1.8 miles of paved road."
--Erin Fanning and Keith Radwanski, Mountain Biking Michigan (Falcon Guides).
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