North Manitou Island Trails

Why it’s great for the first time hiker & biker…


Best segment(s) for a 2 hours or less hike

While its somewhat of a grueling hike, the bluffs over Lake Michigan are worth it.

Trail Description

There are 23 miles of trails on North Manitou Island. The trails go through wooded areas, fields and along bluffs that overlook Lake Michigan. The majority of the trail is easy hiking with the northwest corner elevations of 1,000 feet.

Difficulty: Most Difficult 

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The Michigan's Great Outdoors collaborative consists of five Northern Michigan counties all working together to promote tourism in the region.  With so many hiking, biking, winter sports, and ORV trails in the region that dynamically connect these counties, this site is devoted to educate the first-time visitor to the region looking to explore the great outdoors for the first time.  We welcome you to browse this site and explore all this region has to offer.