North Country Trail

Manistee National Forest, Michigan

Elevation Gain3,333ft
Trailhead Elevation758ft
Elevation Min/Max748/1124ft
Elevation Start/End758/758ft

North Country Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Upper River Road.

North Country Trail Trip Reports

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We had to park on Pole Road as the trailhead is not maintained during the winter - but hiked in pulling sleds with our gear and camped on the ridge - probably 3 to 4 feet of snow pack, it was a great trip and the little ledge of a trail is also treachurous for hikers with sleds.

Absolutely beautiful views - this trail is not just for bikers!

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Trail Information

Manistee National Forest
Nearby City
Manistee National Forest
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Manistee Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Yuma, Marilla
Local Maps