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North Country Trail - Hike/Bike

National recognized trail system through 6 states. The NCT access points are a great spot for hiking  throughout Manistee County. Enjoy the Upper Manistee River Trailhead near the Manistee River Trail where you will hike your way through the dense hardwoods high atop the Manistee River bluffs. You can also head down to the Udell Rollways trailhead near Big-M and enjoy a hike through the low flats and rolling hills. For a full list and map of the North Country trail visit:

Difficulty/Hiking/Biking Tips

The North Country Trail has a diverse set of terrain for all skill levels.  It runs through our entire county and has many access points to start or end your trek.

Download a complete map of the North Country Trail System in Manistee County

Also download a complete map of the Manistee River Trail/North Country Trail Loop!

Major Trail Access Points on the North Country Trail

Common Access Points - download NCT map for details
- Marilla Trailhead (near Hodenpyl Dam)
- Upper River Road Trailhead (Off Coates Highway)
- Highbridge River Access (Off High Bridge Road South of Brethren)
- Udell Trailhead (West of Wellston on M55)
- Nine Mile Bridge Road (Off Udell Hills Road)

 Download USFS NCT Map