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Our hiking group has been here a few times- good signage; would like to check this out in the spring

We hiked the small loop, a little over 2 miles, on 11-10-18 in 4-5 inches of snow and loved it! Will definitely be going back to hike the whole trail!

Very nice trails with lots of options to vary the length. Neat floating boardwalk. Most trails are flat and hard packed. In warm weather there are flush toilets at the trailhead off Sleeper Street.

Wasn’t able to find a clear trailhead or path. There was a note on the board about seasonal hunting taking place but it looked like the trail has been shut down completely.

Good hike; a moderate workout. Poorly marked; got lost. Too many power lines made it seem less like an escape to nature.

13 days ago

Great trail with lots of character. Watch for bikers!

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

Absolutely beautiful views of lake mi and Harrington lake

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 :)

Pretty trail, easy and well marked up until the second bridge. Trail markers fell off around this point and we spent a decent amount of time trekking through marshy woods looking for it. Funny enough, met up with another couple who also got lost/couldn’t find the trail markers. Save your shoes, and just turn around after the last bridge. Overall nice for fall colors though!

23 days ago

Loved hiking here! Super pretty views, different level of difficulty with different trails, unlike anything in mid Michigan!

26 days ago

Just past peak color. but a clear and cool day.

27 days ago

We did it clock wise, one big last hard climb at the end.

28 days ago

Nice enough trail. When it goes to a seasonal road it is very easy to loose the trail. Lots of trail signs that make it kid of confusing.

nice walk through the woods and by the river would go again

Trail is very very poorly marked. Not recommended at all.

1 month ago

New signage kept us on track! They have been obviously repairing/replacing bridges and walkways. Beautiful hike on a crisp fall day, would not have enjoyed as much on hot day as there is definitely incline to trail

The app map is missing the black "sawtooth" trail. This trail is popular with trail bikers.

1 month ago

Overall decent trail. Did it counter clockwise, helps save the best views for the end. Clean and well marked. Not the most challenging but an easy two day hike

1 month ago

Definitely poorly marked...but a pretty trail.

1 month ago

Awesome short hike, very family friendly.

Great hills; I would call this trail more moderate than easy. Some trails were poorly marked, but overall a great place to hike.

1 month ago

beautiful. busy with bike traffic.

Was absolutely beautiful!!

Beautiful hike in Ada Witch country! The trails are marked well at intersections and haven’t been too crowded when I’ve been out. The most recent hike, we saw a giant owl which was pretty awesome.

Beautiful trail in the fall. It is a bit difficult to find but worth it. You have to go around a gate and the sign says something different.

1 month ago

I definitely lost the trail way more than I expected, expecially since there are so many extra route to take, make sure to have a map! The veiws are nice but the path I took was very hilly and I ended up having to bush wack my way to another section of trail after getting lost. All in all a fun hike.

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