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on The Manistee River Trail
10 hours ago

backpacking

Overall a nice trail. The 20+miles Manistee River Trail (MRT) – North Country Trail (NCT) loop can be easily covered in two days. MRT is more scenic with abundant views of the river, but NCT part gives you a good workout and, on the north link portion, close to the wooden foot bridge, there is flat bank area where you can take a swim in the river.

on Potawatomi Trail
11 hours ago

hiking

I day hiked the 17.7 mile loop on Sunday, 14th of August, going counter-clock , as the bikers go clockwise. There were very few hikers, but lots of bikers.
The good:
- It’s a loop! You can park at different locations, and get back (I started at Hankerd Rd)
- Nice shade - mostly through woods and some lake banks. Not muddy, as it has sandy soil.
- Moderate workout (not recommended the whole hike in a day for beginners)
- Has a nice backcountry camping site near Blind lake (you can take a swim there during summer); sites can be reserved and paid online. https://www.midnrreservations.com/PinckneyRecreationArea%2fBlindLake%3fList

The not so good:
- Lots of poison ivy an trail sides (wear long pants, or long socks);
- Too many bikers share the trail make and it easy to get into a collision… probably during the week is somewhat different.

on The Manistee River Trail
12 hours ago

camping

It was a fun hike and would do it again. A lot of up and downs....

on The Manistee River Trail
20 hours ago

hiking

Beautiful

on River Bends Mountain Bike...
23 hours ago

Great for beginners and fun for experienced!!!

on Aman Park
1 day ago

No bikes, the trails are wide I don't understand why no bikes here it would be a perfect place for them.

on Deep Lake Trail
2 days ago

hiking

This is just OK. It's not off-the-beaten-path, meaning too close to some roads and constant noise of traffic. It is not well marked and those caring for it use a bit too much sand to fill in wet areas (for the mountain bikers, I presume). I did find a path, marked on the trail but not on this map, that does go along the east edge of Deep Lake - this part is at least scenic.

on Crooked Lake Trail
2 days ago

Went with 4 kids ages 12-7. All had a great time...7 year old was nice and tired near the end.

on Highland Recreation Area
3 days ago

Fun and very hard looking forward to more trail riding there!

on Egypt Valley Trail
3 days ago

hiking

great trail, if your hiking go the opposite way. (start from the parking lot trail head) latest storms have left some trees in the path, but 99% of the trail is fine

on North Country Trail - M20 to Echo D...
4 days ago

hiking

Well maintained and marked trail.

on Ocqueoc Falls, Bicentenni...
4 days ago

hiking

nice trail and not difficult for a beginner.

on Crooked Lake Trail
4 days ago

hiking

It was a gorgeous hike that was shaded the entire time. The roots in the trail made it difficult at times but it was worth it. There is a bridge at one point that is on the edge of a lake, I can't remember the name, but it was breathtaking.

on Brighton Recreation Area ...
4 days ago

Good hike if you're looking for a couple of hours and some decently challenging terrain. Decent variation of scenery.

on Pontiac Lake Recreation A...
4 days ago

Good for a short but moderate hike. Some points of rooted terrain and 30+ degree incline.

on Summit Peak Loop Porcupin...
5 days ago

foggy but still a great view from the tower

on Presque Isle River Waterf...
5 days ago

beautiful waterfalls. love the simple catwalks to the different view points.

on Summit Peak Loop Porcupin...
5 days ago

Lovely waterfalls.