How many miles is the Manistee River Trail loop?
A 23-mile loop trail is formed with the Manistee River Trail along the Manistee River. The loop trail can be accessed from the Marilla and Upper River Road Trailheads for the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Red Bridge and Seaton Creek accesses for the Manistee River Trail. Brochure with map: Manistee River.
How long is Manistee River Trail?
The Manistee River Trail follows the east shore of the Manistee River for 8.8 miles through rolling hills. The trail traverses past several wetlands and there are bridges crossing two creeks.
How fast is the Manistee River?
Manistee River Vitals The gradient is approximately 4 feet per mile. Average depth varies from 1 foot to 4 feet depending on the section of river, and the annual average flow is 1,122 cubic feet per second.
Can you drink Manistee River water?
The Manistee River, from Tippy Dam to the M-55 Bridge, is a designated National Recreation River. There are several river access sites, day use areas and campgrounds located along this section of river….Amenities.
|Camping trailer||Seation Creek Campground|
|Drinking water||Red Bridge, Seaton Creek|
How long is the North Country Trail in Michigan?
Michigan hosts the most North Country Trail miles of all eight states. The NCT crosses nearly the entire Upper Peninsula from east to west, allowing for almost 550 miles of trail use.
How deep does the Manistee River get?
1 foot to 4 feet
Average depth varies from 1 foot to 4 feet depending on the section of river, and the annual average flow is 1,122 cubic feet per second.
What is the Manistee River Trail/North Country National Scenic Trail?
The Manistee River Trail/North Country National Scenic Trail connector is also the site of the largest wooden suspension bridge in Lower Michigan. Several observation sites along the trail provide hikers with vista views of the Manistee River and surrounding area. There are several dispersed campsites along the trail.
Where can I camp near the Manistee River Trailhead?
Of these four trailheads, only the Manistee River Trailhead and Red Bridge River Access Trailhead offer camping facilities nearby. The Manistee River Trailhead can be found 1.4 miles from the Seaton Creek Campground at the end of McClish Road.
How should I plan my Manistee River loop hike?
Planning your hike on the Manistee River Loop is fairly straightforward. That said, you should be prepared to be entirely self-sufficient for the duration of your hike as facilities are limited and opportunities to restock on supplies nil (unless leaving the trail on a sizable diversion).
What to do in the Manistee River?
If you happen to be a fan of fishing, bring your pole — the Manistee River is a popular destination for pike, bass, steelhead, brown trout, and rainbow trout fishing and in early September the king salmon from Lake Michigan head up the river on their annual spawn run