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nature trips
3 days ago

Need to be there with a nice weather.

Awesome trail!!

Great family trail

Great trail with many beautiful lookouts along the Manistee River. Lots of dispersed camping sites close to the river on the Manistee River side.

Very beautiful. First backpacking trip. It is not the easiest for your first backpacking trips due to the various points of elevation but I survived and it was well worth it. Will be doing this again!

Did the River Trail. Wife’s first trip. The views did not disappoint, especially in the fall. The campsites were in awesome outlooks. We will be doing this one again.

The bridge is now open to both cars and hikers :)

Probably the most beautiful hike in Michigan.

paddle sports
1 month ago

Excellent trail that has few people as South Manitou is proffered by boat tourists. We did a mix of kayaking the perimeter of the island and hiking the trail in the afternoons and evening. Nice rustic tenting options too.

One of my favorites. I love an early morning hike then enjoy the inlet while camping on the island. Bring a walking stick to cut through trail webs as using your face to do it is not preferred.

Excellent multi-day hiking trail with stunning views, great swimming spots and great rustic camping.

great trail. watch out for the bikers

trail running
1 month ago

I have ran the trail a couple times and really enjoy it, the most difficult trail you will find in southeastern Michigan. Mountain bikes travel in the opposite direction, so you have to keep your eye out for them. I try to get out there early, but still come across a dozen bikers on the weekend.

hiking
1 month ago

great fun hike. my favorite hike ever

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best trails in the entire Midwest.

hiking
2 months ago

Heavily tracked. Good for a quick hike with scenic views. Great for kids.

Great views of lake of the clouds!

this is one of my favorite easy trails in the area. today the falls were running high which added a little extra excitement.

road biking
2 months ago

very beautiful riding animals Turkey fishing

What else can I say! National treasure

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a really nice hike and it has an overnight campsite on it with a latrine

backpacking
2 months ago

The Coates Highway bridge was passable but still under construction when we were down a weekend ago. My wife and I and other hikers were able to walk over the bridge bypassing construction equipment later in the day.

Has the bridge been re-opened?

Great hike. East side of the trail has spectacular river views and water access. I try to get here a few times a year.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great overnight solo trip. Trails were well marked. Hiked from Portage lake to Pine backcountry campground, about 12 miles on my phone, took 4 hours. unfortunately even though I paid for and reserved a site, they were all full when I arrived. Apparently some people just show up without paying. There was plenty of room to pitch a tent, but it also would have been nice to have my own flat site....
Overall, a great hike. Easily accessible to roads if needed. But you still feel like you’re in the wilderness.

Really pretty and the rocks are extraordinary. Lots of bugs and mosquitoes.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with awesome views!!

Bike Ride was amazing. We clocked this at 21 miles and took us 5 hours to complete including a few stops along the way for photos. Lots of trees down from last nights wind where we had to lift our bikes. Sections of the trail is also washed out but doable, just keep watch. We went clockwise and we were glad we did, conquered the hardest section first. Id rate this as moderate to difficult.

trail running
2 months ago

My very first marathon. Great event, would do it again.... despite all the rain!!

Great trail in SE Michigan. We did part of this trail this past weekend as a two day, one night hike. The bugs were not noticeable during the day. We did need to cover up while hanging out at camp though. Barely anyone on the trail although it was a beautiful weekend. Pines campground doesn't allow fires so we chose to spend our one night at Green Lake. We were pleased with our choice. Definitely want to check out this trail again soon.

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