My friend Paul Imm took me on a 7.6-mile hike on the Manistee River Trail while visiting him in the Cadillac, Michigan area. We accessed the trail from the Slagle Creek Road.
We took several breaks along our hike and took in the panoramic views from the high banks.
There weren't many hikers so Sunny, and Gypsy was able to go leashless for most of the trip.
I found this an intriguing portion of the forest. Instead of the forest floor being covered in dead leafs this area was very grassy.
Our destination was here at a small waterfall from a creek that emptied in the Manistee River.
The dogs and I viewing the falls from the bridge.
One of many designated campsites with a fire ring for backpackers.
The Manistee River Trail is 11 miles long, and if you combine the North Country Trail on the other side of the river, you can make it a loop of 20 miles. This would make a nice 2-3 day backpacking trip.