Cairn Stone Adventure Tours

Manistee
MANISTEE RIVER - NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL
TEST HIKE
 (This Test Hike is mandatory for Grand Canyon below rim hikers)

2017 info will appear here when available
2014 description and 2016 pricing should be similar


2016 Lodging group rate $110 (plus tax)
Drive yourself or car pool & make your own reservations.
Details in the description link below.


Sunday September 10, 2017 
All day hike

Distances from 5.6 to 25.6 miles
  
This destination hike is open to visitors 

2014 HIKE DESCRIPTION 
2014 was the last Grand Canyon trip
2017 description should be similar
Available in August


DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
 
HOTEL, RESTAURANTS & TRAIL HEAD 

TEST HIKE PHOTOS


SAT & SUN HIKE PHOTOS

MANISTEE TEST HIKE INFORMATION

Manistee River Trail
is part of the North Country Trail and one of the finest hiking venues in all the Midwest.  This is the final hike and the 2nd qualifier Test Hike for the Grand Canyon below rim hikes this fall. 

This Test Hike is mandatory
for these ambitious below rim hikers and it is a wonderful destination hike.  Casual to moderate hikers will enjoy the intrinsic value and splendor of this North Michigan forest location.

Many veterans of past trips, training partners and other running and hiking friends of Coach Gunn will join us again to hike some measure of this course for the shear enjoyment and beauty of the Manistee River and North Country Trails. 
YOU are welcome to join us for this weekend adventure.

It is a beautiful venue with a variety of distance options available including 16.6, 11.2 and 5.6 miles for those who do not wish to tackle the near 27 mile course. NOTE: Everyone will SIGN OUT on the trail and SIGN back IN at the finish for safety (we need to know not to go out looking for you).  Cell phone signal is spotty on first half (N side of river) and almost non-existant on second half (S side of river).  Two way radios are recommended and will make contact most of the time. 

Casual and moderate hikers are accommodated by drop off stops for a full range of distance options.  Three water stop and safety checks are provided during this breathtakingly scenic course through deep forest and along the meandering Manistee River. 

This trip is open to all hikers:  Cairn Stone hikers, Training Partners, veterans of past Cairn Stone trips, MNRC members, or anyone who might want to join our awesome group for the day to enjoy this spectacular hike.              

Interested?  Contact Ron Gunn 

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VISITORS SINCE JANUARY 7, 2013