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North Country Trail

Average Rating:    (4.57 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Some of the tightest singletrack you'll ever ride. There is also fireroads,two track,great views of the area,places to get off your bike and swim in the Manistee river,free camping
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Latitude
41.369594747562274
Longitude
-83.6418342590332
Trail Directions
The trailhead is on M-55 13miles east of Manistee!There is a small parking lot with picnic tables so you can also enjoy a meal while there.You can get further info from manistee cyclery & fitness by calling Donn or Billy at 1-616-723-3100. They will be more than happy to share any info on that or other trails in the area! I drive from PA at least 5 times a year to ride this trail!!
Trail Length
miles 40 in different size loops
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Manistee
   


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Review Date
June 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sdhoffy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow - what a great ride. Very scenic with many long but gradual hills. Technical spots are few but the many hills will tire the beginner rider. The downhills had me hooting like a little boy! Trail is in excellent condition with only a few spots of sand. No mud! For Marilla trail figure 19 miles down and back on the singletrack. So far my favorite trail in Michigan...

Recommended Route:
Take M115 2 miles north of Mesick, Left on Hodenpyl Dam Rd for 6 miles to Marilla trail head. Well signed.



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Review Date
October 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Dukers ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The marilla section of the North Country Trail is where I got my start in Mountain Biking. It's a great trail for beginner to advanced, at least for the area. Long up hills and down hills so bring the oxygen.

Recommended Route:
Off of beers road west of Mesick past red bridge to Tippy Dam.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Vasa



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Review Date
September 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Mike Schmid , from Waterford,MI

Summary:
Go west along the river bluffs. It is the most scenic ride I have ever done! Go west until about 7 miles where it turns into 2track then turn around and ride back for 14 miles. technical in some places and going west when the trail goes downhill its fast and steep and straight! lots of pretty spots to stop and enjoy mountain biking. at about 2.5 miles high bank rollaways is the best view in the trail!

Recommended Route:
From manton take m42 to north 31 rd. which leads to baxter bridge. park at the boat launch and ride up the hill north on the road. the trail starts at the top of the hill. go west.



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Review Date
September 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Stephen Stancill , from Holland MI.

Summary:
This is my second time on the NCT and I really love the hills and the views. What a great ride, I have not run into many other riders on the trail.



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Review Date
July 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: dano , from midland, mi

Summary:
there is some hard climbs but the downhills after you get to the top are stinkin awesome! great views and scenery. trails jogs in some spots so it is kinda hard to follow and some sections mtn. bikes are not allowed on. the campgrounds i stayed at were pretty sweet..especially Tippy Dam, Sawdust Hole, and Bear Track! the rope swing on tippy dam lake is the bomb-diggety! trails have nice singletrack and is a fun ride. get out and ride it! what the hell ya waitin for?

Recommended Route:
i have only ridden Manistee Ntl. forest parts of the trail but the North Country trail goes from New York to North Dakota (3200 miles total)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any parts of the N.C.T. would probably be fun, make a trip out of it!



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