Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Manistee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

quiet primative hike in only. Love it.

took my son for a Day hike. We saw three Pileated woodpeckers, a kingfisher, a group of ducks, a handful of chickadees and nuthatches. We also saw a pair of red tailed hawks and heard some red-breasted woodpeckers. very nice Trail for down and back, like the previous comment we lost the trail in the mud at the turn around so we made our own.

Went on a snowy hike there in early March. Beautiful scenery and the lake is well worthy the trek.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail is named something different at trailhead. Lost the trail in the mud somewhere around the turnaround. Otherwise great hike secluded from human activity.

hiking
6 months ago

September 22-24 this was a great hike with the scouts spent the weekend

hiking
6 months ago

This is a beautiful short hike with a bunch of trails nearby. Has first cone first serve camp sites surrounding the lake as well.

Easy trails, well marked, some plants identified.

paddle sports
7 months ago

floated a section of this river yesterday, m-37 to Gleason s landing, it took 3.5 hours and was so peaceful

I've been hiking this trail for almost twenty years and still love it

paddle sports
7 months ago

one of the best floated I've ever been on. I recommend from Dobson bridge to Low bridge, it's a long float but totally worth it

mountain biking
8 months ago

Well maintained and nice ride. Has some rolling hills and some sandy parts to watch out for, but not technical at all. I'd rate it beginner flow but intermediate climbs with some fast decent.

hiking
9 months ago

Evening the most difficult hikes are not bad. Great hike for a few hours on an afternoon. Very quiet.

This is not a walking trail even though it says so in the description. And there are no hiking trails in Scottville per the locals. It looks like a gorgeous river for fishing and canoeing/kayaking though.

really awesome, we saw a fawn and a bunch of small animals. there were some pretty flowers and really pretty scenery. 10/10 will hike again. (just make sure you bring big spray!)

walking
10 months ago

Great dog walk!

Loda Lake is a great trail for nature walks, the guided wildflower trails, and a historic heritage trail. The map on this app shows more land than is really there at the wildflower sanctuary.

hiking
11 months ago

Cool trail with lots of routes to add up the miles. Did 7 miles today and was well marked and not to busy.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great short hike. Trail is well marked until the turn around.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Not too difficult, and a pleasure.

The trail was really beautiful. It was maintained very well and clearly marked. However, not near as peaceful as we were hoping. Firstly, there were quite a few people out there driving four wheelers on the two tracks that weave around near the southern side of the trail. Second, there were literally hundreds of gun shots. Thirdly, there was incessant dog barking coming from the same direction where the gun shots were going off. We were there on April 9th seeing if any early mushroom activity could be found. We were there over 4 hours. Unfortunately as we went on the trail we got closer to the gun shooting. Eventually we could hear men yelling and laughing in the woods while firing their guns. Honestly we got scared that there was possibly some intoxicated people with unleashed dogs out there playing with guns. So my wife and I decided to leave. It was the first 70 degree day of the year. We will probably go back but not to the southern section of the trail. Many trees were riddled with splintered bullet holes off the trail, definitely not woodpeckers. We just wish there was more respect for nature and for the people enjoying it.

This is SUCH a gorgeous hike. I wish it was a loop but it was so enjoyable I didn't mind seeing everything twice. I especially loved the depression forest section!

lovely walk with my children.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

13 miles on the Big M today. lovely well marked trail... we did 1-9 to 32 down to 29, across the NCT and back to 23 and then home to 4,3,2,1

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great, easy trail. Very enjoyable. Thanks to all who preserve and share it with others.

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Well maintained and marked trail.

backpacking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Very beautiful pines trail was cleared all but

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A cycle trail not a hiking trail.

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

Great hike! The trail is well marked and the river is beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was well marked until the 2 mile mark and then it was hard to see the trail.

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